Know What To Do With Flooded Land To Save It
Don't wait to develop a restoration plan for land devastated by recent floods. Quick action can prevent erosion and maintain soil health.
Living plants are essential to soil health. They maintain soil, prevent compaction, enhance water infiltration and keep weeds at bay.
Waiting until next spring to replant and repair flood damaged ground is not a good option as it puts top soil at risk. Whether you are working with a flooded lawn, ballpark or farm field, if nothing is growing, top soil will be lost.
Once the soil dries out, if the land is replanted in August or early September there is still time for turf to establish before winter.
For lawns, this is also an opportunity to replant a grass seed mixture that is better suited for the land's growing conditions or to meet a new landscaping goal. On farmland, quick growing forages or cover crops are a good solution.
Source: Millborn Seeds