You may be more used to worrying about the effect of drought on your lawn or turf, but the wet weather can bring its own problems. Be sure you’ve got your garden under control during rainy seasons with some easy to follow wet weather advice.
Watch Out For Waterlogging
A common problem for lawns during rainy seasons is waterlogging. When your lawn becomes waterlogged, the soil is oversaturated with water, filling in all of the small air pockets under the surface and leaving the roots of your lawn and plants unable to take in the oxygen they need to survive.
Tell-tale signs of waterlogging include puddles on the surface of your soil and grass that is struggling to grow, wilting or turning yellow.
To combat waterlogging, you need to improve the drainage in your lawn. Start by breaking up your topsoil with a tiller then add a three to four inches layer of organic matter such as compost or green plant material to your lawn.
Till again before adding an equal layer of sand and then give the soil one final tilling until the soil is completely mixed.
Fix Uneven Lawns
If you have an uneven lawn that allows water to pool in a dip or deep depression, you may struggle to keep the lower areas free from problems during rainy seasons. One effective solution is to install a French drain.
A simple gravel-filled trench with a perforated pipe and a layer of topsoil on top can discreetly carry the excess water away, helping to prevent waterlogging and associated problems.
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