What Excessive Rain/Flooding Means For Your Landscape
Too much of anything is bad, and so is the ever-pleasant rain. Without beating around the bush for long, let’s hop on to learn about the effects of excessive rain on the landscape.
Effects Of Flooding On Your Landscape
Excessive rain results in waterlogging. Even though plants love water, too much of it can suffocate them. Yes, in the literal sense. When water becomes stagnant in a place, it cuts off the oxygen supply from the roots of the plants which eventually rot. The beautiful plants turn yellow and wither and the turf grass develops brown patches of dead and rotten grass.
The growth of fungi is also one of the primary effects of flooding on plants. Molds and fungi can’t resist growing in wet and humid regions. So you will most likely find black spots, blotches, dampening off of leaves, and powdery mildew on the leaves after a prolonged period of heavy rainfall.
Growth Of Pest
When water pools in one place, it serves as a suitable breeding ground for pests. Mosquitoes fleas and ticks can proliferate uncontrollably in places of standing water like flower pots or your bird bath and spread all around in no time.
Additionally, when water runs downhill, it carries away the fertile topsoil along with it. Sometimes, when the force of the runoff is huge, it can create gullies down the slope it travels. This brings to notice another issue that might pop up due to excessive rainfall.
Washing Away Of Fertilizers
The fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides added to the soil and plants often get washed away with the force of the water, thus diminishing their effectiveness. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the weather and refer to the weather forecast before applying such chemicals.
To mitigate the effects of excessive rain on the landscape, it is important to prepare your landscape for that. Constructing a proper drainage system and ensuring water doesn’t pool anywhere in your lawn will go a long way in reducing the damage caused to your landscape. To get the best results, you can always contact us or a lawn care expert to guide you in the right direction.