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Lawn Care After Flooding – Tips From J&J Nursery Spring TX

Is your lawn able to recover from flooding?

Unforunately, turf that’s been under water more than 4 days, especially in hot weather, is likely a loss.

Lawn care after a flood.

Lawn care after a flood.

Should You Repair or Resod After a Flood?

Follow the instructions below to salvage your lawn or reinstall grass.

1. Remove debris – nails, wooden pieces, muck(sediment), etc.

2. Decide whether to repair or resod. If your lawn is under 3 or more inches of soil/sediment, resod/replant your grass. With more than 2 inches of soil, recovery is unlikely.

Repair your lawn
If lawn is covered in less than 1-2 inches of dirt, go over it 3-4 times w/ a core type aerifier. Can also reseed at this time. We carry rye grass seeds. Fertilize with any fertilizer appropriate for the season such as Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food. Irrigate the lawn to maintain moist, but not saturated, soil conditions.

Resod your lawn
Remove as much deposited soil as possible. You can also rototill the deposited soil and original lawn soil until well mixed. Level and firm the mixed soil, water with a mixture of Root Stimulator, then resod or seed the grass. We carry sod, rye grass seeds and root stimulator.

Fertilome and Nature's Creation Root Stimulator

Fertilome and Nature’s Creation Root Stimulator

* Check for new shoots emerging from the soil or the emergence of new shoots from surviving plants to assess damage.

For additional grass issues, take a look at F-Stop and Bug Blaster 2!

F-Stop helps with fungus such as brown patch. It is safe for grass, trees, shrubs and flower beds. F-Stop takes care of anthracnose, red thread, septoria leaf spot, copper spot, dollar spot, fusarium blight, leaf spot, melting out, crown rot, leaf smuts, necrotic ring spot, powdery mildew, rust, summer patch, take-all Patch and zoysia large patch.

 F-Stop available at J&J Nursery and Madison Gardens Nursery

F-Stop available at J&J Nursery and Madison Gardens Nursery

Bug Blaster 2 is safe for grass, trees, shrubs and flower beds. It helps with insects like ants, sod webworms, fleas, ticks, armyworms, cutworms, leafhoppers, mealybugs, centipedes, chinch bugs, Fleas, imported fire ants, millipedes, mole crickets, scorpions, pillbugs, sowbugs, and more

Bug Blaster 2

Bug Blaster 2 kills nasty bugs! Available at J&J Nursery and Madison Gardens Nursery.

Information from Colorado State University. Further reading for muck on turf.

Sod Grass Pallets at Madison Gardens Nursery

We now have fresh Sod Pallets of St. Augustine Raleigh Grass arriving weekly (depending on weather) at Madison Gardens Nursery in Spring, TX!  Call for availability.

We have other sod on special order such as Bermuda Celebration Grass, Bermuda Tifway, St. Augustine Palmetto and many varieties of Zoysia Grass. Bermuda Celebration is shade tolerant grass. Tifway sod requires full sun. St. Augustine Raleigh sod needs at least 5-6 hours of sunlight.

Our sod is premium grade A grass and doesn’t have other grasses mixed in!

St. Augustine Grass Pallet.

St. Augustine Grass Pallet.

How to install your grass pallets:

  1. Prepare the ground first. Remove weeds. Dig up the ground a bit so that its not hard and compacted for better results. Use topsoil or bank sand if you need to add dirt.
  2. Then water the ground lightly using a mix of root stimulator which helps the roots to grow and take to the dirt.
  3. Place each square on the ground. Then water again with root stimulator.
  4. Water daily for two weeks.
  5. Don’t fertilize until next season.  For example, if you buy grass in April then fertilize around July. If you fertilize too soon it will kill your grass.

Madison Gardens Nursery is located at 7644 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77379.

Call us for special orders: 281-376-7625.

Root Stimulator

Root Stimulator