Do I Need To Do Anything To My Yard During The Rainy Season?

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Do I Need To Do Anything To My Yard During The Rainy Season? | The Experienced GardenerThere is an ebb and flow to the work you do for your yard throughout the year. Some seasons require that you give your garden daily attention while others only require occasional attention. The rainy season does not require the same type of work as the dry season, but there are still some things you can do during this time of year for the wellbeing of your yard.

Keep an eye on drainage

The rainy season can be a great time of year for you and your lawn. You do not have to spend as much time making sure your yard is getting adequate water because nature is helping with that. If the rainy season in your area reduces or eliminates your need for additional watering then enjoy the break. But, this may mean that you get a significant amount of rain in your area. If that is the case, it is important for the wellbeing of your yard that you keep an eye on drainage. If your yard does not drain properly then it can lead to issues like standing water and over-saturation. These problems, if left unchecked, can lead to issues like pests and disease. Sometimes, fixing a drainage issues is a simple weekend DIY project. Other times, it is a major undertaking that requires professional help. The next time it rains, watch the flow of water in your yard and around your house. Are there areas where water seems to collect? After the rain, check the yard for obvious areas of standing water. If you notice any-and especially I they seem substantial-you may need to address the drainage in your yard this rainy season.

Look into planting grass seed

The timing for planting grass seed in your yard is dependent on a number of factors. You have to consider the area where you live, the type of grass you want to plant, and the time of year. The rainy season could be the ideal time to plant the seed that works for your situation. An increase in rain can provide the seed with the water it needs to take root. If you are planning on planting seed in your yard, take some time to research your options before the rainy season passes. You may learn that it is the ideal time to start the process for your yard. 

The rainy season is a unique time for your yard. The conditions created by an abundance of rain could possibly lead to problems for your yard, but they can also create opportunity. Paying attention to the conditions created by the rain will be helpful for determining exactly what you need to do for your yard during the rainy season.

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