Spring is famous for its rainy and stormy days. While we enjoy the resulting green-up around us, there is a such thing as too much of a good thing. In parts of the south, 2021 has already brought flooding and significant property damage.
If your lawn has spent time under water, there are some things to consider. There are two types of damage you could face: direct damage is when the lawn is under water. The longer the grass is flooded, the lower the chance of recovery; secondary damage occurs when there is excess moisture despite there being no extended period of submerged grass (this is often in the form of fungal diseases, moss, algae or increased weed pressure). It is possible to have a combination of these types of damage.
Once the water recedes, the work begins. Remove any debris, silt or soil deposits to assess damage. If the turfgrass survived, aeration and fertilizer can help return it to full health. Pay careful attention as your lawn recovers and watch for other signs of damage.
If your turfgrass seems to be done for, it is time to consider your options for re-establishing. At BuySod, we can help you choose the perfect fit for new sod. Contact us to return your lawn to its former health and appearance.