Most of the year, Frisco is relatively rain-free. However, sometimes during the fall months leading into winter, we can see some excessive rainfall that can put a damper on your lawn. Here are five easy ways that you can take care of your lawn after a heavy rain.
- Don’t mow your lawn
- Avoid walking on a wet lawn
- Aerate your yard
- Even out flooded areas
1. Mowing Your Lawn is a Bad Idea
Although it may be tempting to mow your lawn after a drenching shower, this could be one of the worst decisions to make for your foliage. Wait until your lawn completely dries before cutting it. Mowing a wet lawn can cause issues like:
- Ruts in your soil
- Electrocution if mowing with an electric mower
2. Stay off of the Lawn!
Speaking of compaction, walking on your lawn can cause some hefty damage to your blades. When your lawn is wet, your grass loses the natural spring that allows it to remain resilient during the drier seasons when traffic is more frequent.
3. Take the Time to Aerate Your Lawn
If your lawn has already become compacted, you can ask your lawn care provider to aerate your grass. They will create small holes in your soil that will improve the drainage of your soil and increase growth while your grass recovers from this rainy experience.
4. Fertilize Your Lawn
When heavy rain floods through your lawn, it also tends to drown out the nutrients that your grass needs to survive. Replenishing your lawn with nutrients is a great way to rebuild your lawn’s health.
This is done by spreading a rich fertilizer over your lawn. Remember, you don’t want to just settle on any fertilizer, you will want to ask your lawn care expert what will work best for the type of grass that you have.
5. Keep Track of Flooded Areas
Preventing your lawn from initial flooding is nearly impossible. However, after the rain has fallen and your grass has flooded, take a look at your lawn. Take note of the different areas that are flooded and make plans to even out these areas after your grass has died. By leveling out the ground you are vastly improving the drainage of your lawn in preparation for the next time a heavy rain hits.
Don’t Let Heavy Rain Keep Your Blades Down. Rescue Your Lawn with Executive Lawn Care
As you can see, a heavy rainfall can cause some serious damage to your lawn. Let the professionals at Executive Lawn Care help you carry out the tasks necessary to help your yard recover from a flooded situation. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our services and how you can schedule us to take care of your lawn.