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How to Prevent Spring Storms From Ruining Your Lawn and Garden

If you’re like most people, you’re excited when the spring season rolls around. It means getting to enjoy the smell of a freshly cut lawn and planting your garden to flourish in the upcoming summer months. However, you need to take proper measures to prevent those nasty spring storms from ruining your lawn and garden.

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Ensure Adequate Drainage

One of the biggest issues that homeowners experience because of spring storms is flooding. This is a result of inadequate drainage for the property. When there is pooling in areas of your lawn or garden, it can suffocate the grass and other plants. To fix this issue, start by identifying the areas of pooling. Next, you’ll want to fix the issue with either a drain or by properly grading the soil in that area.

Use Wind Protection

One of the best things that you can do for your freshly planted garden is to instate measures of wind protection. This can be as easy as building up the soil around a plant or using a stake and rope to tie down to the plant. While you can take a lot of preventative measures to protect your lawn and garden, sometimes storm damage happens. In this case, you’ll want to contact storm damage restoration specialists right away to minimize the overall impact of the damage.

Protect New Seeds

In early spring, you may want to lay down some new grass seed or plant some seeds to start your garden. Unfortunately, all it takes is one spring storm to blast those seeds out of the soil. Whether it be by means of flooding or high winds, seeds can be destroyed easily. You can limit the amount of damage that spring storms have on your freshly planted seeds by covering them with a compound. Some great compounds to use include straw, peat moss, biodegradable burlap, and organic mulch.

Undergo Lawn Aeration

One of the best things that you can do for your lawn is to have it aerated. This is the process of removing a bunch of small plugs out of the soil and redispersing them on the surface. This allows for the soil to become much looser. Highly compacted soil is your worse enemy as it doesn’t allow for proper absorption of the stormwater. By aerating your lawn, you can help to loosen up that compacted soil and enhance the water absorption of your lawn and garden.

Springtime storms can wreak havoc on your freshly planted garden and newly growing lawn. Fortunately, there are a lot of steps that you can take to prevent damage from happening. The above are four important ones that you should highly consider starting with.

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Author Bio:  Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.

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