In the state of Georgia, March, April, and June are the rainy months, and if you aren't sure about how to manage all that water, it can destroy your lawn. While heavy rainfall is definitely better than no rainfall, you need to know how to keep your yard looking great no matter how much precipitation occurs. Our Jonesboro lawn service is dedicated to helping homeowners keep their lawn lush, green, and flourishing, and here are the best lawn care tips shared by lawn care experts to keep your lawn protected in the rainy season.
Drainage problems on your Lawn
You have to find a way for the water to leave your yard. Leaving the water there can be very harmful, not only for your grass and other plants but also it provides space for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes like shallow, still water to lay their eggs.
So, how can you fix a poorly draining landscape? There are numerous options, but which one you prefer based on your custom situation.
Build a drain
You may be surprised to learn just how simple it is to build a French drain in your yard. While it does require more labor, it will create a difference to your yard and improve the health of your grass, and if made correctly, it can last from 30 to 40 years.
Re-grade the lawn
Grading includes making a slope to divert water away from the foundation of your house and other portions, instead directing it towards a drain, gutter, or any other part that can hold the excess water.
Make a dry creek bed
Dry creek beds are a useful and stunning way to handle excess water. There are lots of great designs for DIY dry creek beds available out there, and some are so striking you'll appreciate the visual appeal they provide with proper drainage.
Another reason why water stands in your lawn is soil compaction. Over the years, rain, foot traffic can make the soil compressed down so firmly that it's hard for water to absorb into the soil. The water now, instead of entering the soil and filtering through the rocks just runs over the surface. The issue of soil compaction is even more common around Atlanta, where thick red clay soil is common. The best plan of action is to get your lawn aerated.
Lawn aeration should be done by a professional lawn care expert. The process includes eliminating plugs of soil, clearing the route for water to soak into the soil and allowing for better airflow. Core aeration helps your lawn breathe more easily.
If you've previously tried to create a wonderfully lush lawn, you understand how frustrating it can be when weeds show up. Here are the most common weeds you need to get rid of at the right time to keep your lawn healthy.
Clover looks pretty attractive as a weed on your lawn, but regrettably, it can cause chaos on your lawn. These weeds grow in patches that can invade your yard before you identify them. Be cautious not to spoil your grass clippings with it, as this can let the clover expand around.
Another contending weed is dandelions that can be one of the annoying lawn pests. Blowing the dry seeds off a dandelion is a fun part of childhood in Georgia, but unfortunately, the thing that is appealing to kids makes them adept at spreading all over your lawn.
Bluegrass invasion is particularly dangerous because the weed is perennial, which makes it grow throughout the year, and the major seed structure of the weed indicates that it re-seeds on its own.
In the beginning, yellow nutsedge isn't much perceptible in your lawn, looking more like grass. However, once it is grown completely, you'll notice this weed turns unsightly yellow or develops brown seed heads. Yellow nutsedge can reproduce by seeds, creeping rhizomes, and tubers, which makes it a very harmful invasive plant.
When it comes to creating a list of weeds in the U.S, it would be incomplete without crabgrass. This lawn weed is unpleasant and persistent, even managing to produce in between bricks, in cracks on your driveway or walkway, and anywhere else it can find grip.
The best method to manage weeds is through specialized weed control and fertilization. At Lawn Love, we provide lawn care services intended to avoid weeds by applying pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. We also ensure your grass stays healthy through the application of fertilizers, lime, etc., whenever required during the year.
Not just weeds, but heavy rainfall also plays an important role in damaging your lawn. You should plan a whole strategy to maintain the health of your lawn not just during the rainy season but also in other seasons of the year. Standing water is harmful to the physical condition of the soil and destroys the plant roots as well. So you need to take control into your hands or let the experts establish whole new drainage for your yard.
The dedicated services of Lawn Love help homeowners in Atlanta take care of their lawn year-round, in lawn mowing, cleanup, thatching, fertilization, weed control, and more. You can hire our services easily using our online platform. Are you ready to make your lawn more beautiful and healthier than ever? Schedule your Atlanta lawn care service with us today.