Lawns After Floods – Part 1 » Lawns-After-Floods-Part-1

Caring for Your Lawns After Floods-Part 1

Depending on the variety of lawn you have, as little as 24 hours of complete immersion can cause damage to the roots and the plants above. Most plants can survive being submerged for about a week but the damage to the roots below can make the plants susceptible to disease and pests while also making them less tolerant to high temperatures and water deficiencies. Any heavy accumulation of soil or sediment can also be as damaging as standing water for depriving the roots of oxygen.

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