Your Lawn and Heavy Rains
It’s June and two things are certain – hurricane season is here and the next four months will bring us considerable rain. The 32566 zip code averages more than 27 inches of rainfall between June and September, more than 40% of our annual average total. Extended periods of heavy rain can stress your lawn and there are a few things you can do to help with recovery.
- Allow time after heavy rains for the water to fully absorb into the ground. Absorption will vary based on a number of factors, including rainfall totals.
- During absorption, minimize foot traffic on your lawn as the turf is susceptible to damage.
- Consider feeding your lawn. If the rainfall was high, it may have washed away much of the nutrients your lawn needs to thrive and fertilization can help with rebuilding strong roots.
Here are some of the things to look for following extended periods of heavy rain that might indicate lawn damage.
- Thinning lawns
- Dead patches
- Noticeable wilting
If you are still not sure, call a professional for an analysis. Prestige Landscapes, LLC offers no obligation consultations and we’d love the opportunity to earn your business. Call us today (850) 393-1168