Whilst rainfall is good for watering your lawn too much water can start to have a damaging effect on turf. As the rain becomes more intense your soil and drainage may reach a point where it no longer drains correctly and you will start to see pooling or flooding in certain areas of your lawn.
All turf varieties require oxygen, sunlight and water in order to survive. Whilst some turf types are more hardy than others, prolonged exposure to heavy rain can have the same damaging effect to all turf varieties. Some effects can include:
You may notice after a heavy rainfall that your lawn grows quite rapidly as the water starts to disperse. Whilst you may want to pull out the mower and start cutting it is important during this time to inspect your lawn instead and remove any debris or sod that may have made its way to the surface.
It is strongly recommended that you wait at least a few days for your lawn to dry properly before thinking about mowing. Mowing whilst your lawn is still too wet can cause unnecessary damage such as:
The way that you maintain your turf after heavy rain will be slightly different until your lawn goes back to normal. In this time it is important to follow the steps below to give your lawn the best chance of survival.
For more information about post flood lawn recovery or whether you would like a quote on new turf please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 07 5548 6398 or alternatively via email using our online contact form.
We understand that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having a significant impact on all Australians and that it is a difficult and unprecedented time at the moment. We wanted to assure you that health and safety are the top priorities for Rosemount Turf management and staff. There are certain measures that we have put in place to ensure that our customers and employees are safe. We are being vigilant with our office and ensuring all surfaces are sterilised and cleaned regularly.
We would like to remind you that orders can be made online or over the phone and paid for via credit card, so no cash handling is needed. We can arrange delivery and the placement of your turf over the phone with our administration staff when you purchase. You don't need to be home when it is delivered.
If you have any further questions regarding any of our safety policies that we have in place during this time, or would like to discuss some new turf, give us a call on (07) 5448 6398.
Rosemount turf along with Lawn Solutions Australia is reaffirming our commitment to consumers with our ability to produce and deliver high quality turf products to consumers. No contact is required during the ordering or delivering process.