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San Diego

Don’t Let El Niño Wash Away Your Lawn

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 16 March , 2016
el nino, lawn care, san diego

Our region has been inundated by El Niño-fueled storms for a while now. Such a torrent of rain can take a toll on your lawn and other greenery. We’re not being alarmists when we say that your lawn may actually erode away after too much flooding. In fact, if your yard is underwater for more than four days, there’s a very good chance your grass will die.

In this article, we’ll talk about a few things you can do so that your lawn can recover from torrential rain a bit more quickly. This is important because standing water in your yard can result in:

  • Foundation damage to your home
  • A very productive breeding ground for mosquitos
  • The introduction of mold-growing moisture into your home


Give the Water Somewhere to Go

Using rain barrels and clearing drain ways and gutters are very effective ways to keep the water from backing up into your yard.


Turn Off Your Sprinkler System

Don’t laugh! It’s very easy to forget to slip that switch to the “off” position. Mother Nature is quite able to flood your lawn all on her own.


Reduce Your Foot Traffic

Your lawn’s soil needs a bit of time to recover from rains like the ones we’ve experienced. In fact, you may want to wait a while before you even use a mower on your lawn, and for goodness sakes, refrain from driving any vehicles on your lawn…unless you like those wheel track-rimmed ruts in your lawn.


Fertilizer Patrol

If your lawn has a bit of a yellow tinge to it, it’s in need of fertilizer. That’s because the flooding has washed away nutrients from your lawn.


Let it Breathe

Lawns that have been flooded have also been suffocated. Aerating your lawn will give the water access to lower levels and stimulate a deeper root growth.
We admit it: we’re lawn nerds! If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn, we’d love to speak with you; we’re full of ideas. Contact us at Juniper Landscape Company today at (619) 334-9464!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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