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A Flood in the Lawn

Kris Kessler

The summer was so hot and dry but now we are seeing lots of rain over here. In fact it may start to seem like too MUCH rain, even the grass is getting soggy and springy when you step on it. How do you continue to take care of your lawn even when it no longer looks like a lawn, but a small lake?



Waterlogging is when the water stays on the surface instead of draining. This can cause the roots to drown when they dont get any air. 

A solution is to spike or slit a lawn. The holes will allow the water to flow down deeper instead of sitting on the surface. 

Stagnant water

Stagnant water- just think of a swampy area with still water lying in pools, insects everywhere, and an unpleasant smell from the water. Probably NOT your dream lawn. After all, who wants what is essentially a hotel for mosquitoes in your backyard?

One way to get rid of that is to do drainage. You can lay some simple pipe work or even a small pathway. The pathway serves dual purposes of drainage and it will keep you from compacting the grass when you walk on it. 

A dry creek bed

A dry creek bed is an excellent solution for too much rain. It collects the runoff water and channels it away from your grass AND it looks very lovely, too. With some ornamental flowers and shrubs around it, it easily looks like a high quality landscape project.

Some more hints to keep your grass healthy during the wet spell include:

Stay off the grass. If you walk in the wet grass, you will compact it, and that leads to areas of grass flooding under your feet.

Don't mow till it is totally dry. Mowing under wet conditions will leave ruts in your lawn, and the grass will cut unevenly.

Diary of a Lawn Care Business

Kris Kessler

You may think that a lawn care business is very simple, and all we do is mow lawns. Granted, we do a lot of that -the lawn crews would say so anyway- but behind our simple exterior is a thousand other things that we do each day.

 What our business does besides mowing lawns- we spray for bugs, weeds, and other general nuisances. Having your lawn sprayed is an essential part of making your lawn look nice. 

In the winter, we do snow removal. Imagine looking out your window during a stormy winter night and viewing a de-iced sidewalk, clean swept driveway, and neatly shoveled walks. You no longer have to creep miserably out of bed into the freezing cold to clean off the driveway. We will do it for you!

We do landscaping. We labor to find just the right place for that bush, the right kind of tree to frame your picture window, the best type of grass to go near that bench. We also do elaborate stone walk ways and retaining walls.

We mulch flower beds and plant flowers, do sod, seeding, overseeding, and lawn irrigation. Basically, if you want something done, we will our best to provide the kind of service you want. We will not do anything involving sewers. Thank you.

Yours through good grass and bad,