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Rain is Not Always a Good Thing for Your Lawn

Wet field3We are so ready to put away our rubber boots and rain coats at the farm.  Rain is like most things: good in moderation. But 100 year floods are not quite in moderation for the Tampa Bay area. With the weather we’ve been experiencing, your turfgrass—no matter the variety—is more prone to diseases as well as insect issues.  Your lawn professionals are also taxed, trying to treat between rainstorms. 

How can you combat overwatering and other dangers associated with heavy rainfall? The best advice we can give you is to do anything you can to help your yard drain, skip fertilizing your grass during this period, and treat your yard for disease or disease prevention as needed.  As always, we would suggest relying on a professional for the best advice and care. 

Expert advice is also needed from a sod installation standpoint, but don’t forget that the professionals are just like you. We have found that the average caller ordering sod is totally unaware about dynamics of rain on a sod farm.  We ourselves have the same issues that you have to deal with on our farm, so please be patient with us.  Thankfully, we are not in a drought like other parts of the country, and our aquifers should be as replenished as they can get. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer; let us know if we can be of any help.