As fall approaches and temperatures drop over the course of the next six months for many areas of the country, frost damage is a very real concern.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on protecting their lawns from frost damage. As fall approaches and temperatures drop over the course of the next six months for many areas of the country, frost damage is a very real concern.
Lawns should be watered regularly, especially in the weeks before the cold season begins. This is to warm the soil and provide the needed amount of water that allows the grass to self regulate what is taken up. Nutrients should also be applied to the lawn for protection and nourishment.
For lawns that have already been affected by frost, it is important to maintain a good watering schedule to aid in the recovery process. It is also imperative to allow about 4-6 weeks for the lawn to recover from any damages incurred as a result of frost. Turf will also require fertilization following frost damage to aid in the recovery, preferably low nitrogen since nitrogen only encourages top growth that will only turn brown in the next cold period.
If the damage to the lawn is extensive, then re-sodding is an option. If this option is selected, wait until spring, which of the optimal planting and seeding period. There is the option of sodding the entire lawn or just the damaged portion. This is left to the discretion of the property owner.
Once repairs are completed, the ground should be completely covered as this decreases the chance for problems with weeds.
Lawns suffer water damage that is just as damaging and destructive as what many homes and businesses endure. With the proper care and treatment, however, a lawn can not only be salvaged, but may thrive in the process.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.