We extend our thoughts and sympathies to all of those who are affected by flooding.
Unfortunately, conditions were ideal for significant flooding– mild temperatures, heavy spring rains, saturated soil on top of a frozen ground, snowpack and a thick ice covering rivers and waterways.
The problem is that the ground was still frozen and the melting snow and falling rain had nowhere to go.
You may be looking at your own lawn and wondering how long it will be before it is green, dry and healthy. Don’t worry – it will be soon!
Here are a few tips to help your lawn endure the spring thaw:
- Stay off your lawn as much as possible. Traffic on the grass while the soil beneath it is still frozen can damage the roots below. Avoid walking on it as much as possible until it dries out.
- Get rid of any snow mold. If you notice grey patches of grass, particularly where large snow mounds were, it is likely snow mold caused by the snow sitting on the lawn for too long. Gently rake the area to help with the drying process.
- Aerate your lawn. Call the experts at Turf Care to schedule an aeration of your yard when the ground thaws. This will help speed up the flow of water to the roots of your grass where it can do the most good.
- Repair damaged spots from salt. As the grass dries, gently rake areas damaged from winter salt. If they are beyond repair, we can help!
There isn’t much we can do right now other than begin clean-up, we just have to wait for Mother Nature to continue to do her job! Eventually the ground will thaw, the water will be gone and we will be enjoying beautiful lawns.
Call Turf Care now to add your lawn to our spring service list.