In Maryland, rain is a year-round annoyance. While grass in the spring and summer benefits from a healthy amount of rain, when your lawn becomes saturated with water, your grass can suffer. While there are not many lawn care tasks required during the winter, there are still actions you can take to make sure your lawn is not severely damaged by the time spring arrives. By following the weekly and long-term lawn care tips for rain-soaked yards, you can help preserve your lawn throughout the year.
Weekly Lawn Care Tasks for Rain-Soaked Yards
Don’t Mow Wet Grass
You won’t need to mow grass in the dormant season, but it’s important to remember once your grass starts growing, not to mow it while it is wet. Mowing while your yard is wet can cause compaction, ruts, and stressful future grass growth.
Stay Off Rain-Soaked Yards
Walking or otherwise using a soggy lawn can kill your grass by pulling out unstable roots, while increased foot traffic can cause compaction. You should wait at least two days after hard rainfall to use your yard like normal.
Clean Up Debris from Flooded Areas
Low spots and flooded areas can collect debris like leaves and old grass clippings. Not cleaning this debris up can leave you with dead spots that will require additional lawn care actions to correct in the spring. Mowing over debris can also damage your mower.
Long-Term Lawn Care for Rain-Soaked Yards
If your yard has areas in which water pools, use a dry stretch to fill in areas or divert water flow. Scientific Plant Service may help you craft a plan to help with water drainage and improve your grass’s long-term health.
Regularly Aerate Your Lawn
Aerating your lawn can help it stay healthy before and after any damp conditions. Aeration improves drainage and allows your yard to breathe more effectively during wet conditions.
Ask for Professional Assistance
A lawn service professional like Scientific Plant Service can help you maintain your yard from season to season. Our lawn care experts can advise you on the best plan for keeping your lawn beautiful and healthy.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!