Monthly Archives June 2019

How to Help Turfgrass Recover from Spring Flooding

Spring and early summer months bring warm sunshine, blooming flowers. Sometimes those “April showers” bring damaging rainfall and flooding events that devastate turf grass and sports fields.  Here’s what you need to know in order to recover from springtime flooding. Factors that Impact Turfgrass Survivability Every turfgrass species differs in its ability to tolerate and survive flooding events. A few variables impact the survivability of each species. Water temperature is a significant factor. Turfgrass tends to survive better when the floodwater and air temperatures are cooler. Turfgrass can survive up to 60 days submerged under floodwaters when the water is
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