Treating your lawn during excessive rains

- Wet weather drenching central Florida neighborhoods and lawns. People shopped for lawn supplies at a local Home Depot, with gray skies overhead.

“I'd definitely turn off my sprinklers so you're not over watering your plants,” said Omesh Dindiyal, who was out shopping.

“It's good for the lawn,” agreed Mary Vazquez, “but you have to cut it once or twice a week if you want to keep it looking nice.”

Lawn care expert, Nathan "Garden Guru" Graboff, said homeowners need to take special care of their yards with the frequent rains.

“Really what you want to do is maintain a low watering habit and be careful about the fertilizers that you spread out,” Graboff said.

He also said you need to be especially careful with fertilizers. Spreading them before the rain does nothing for your lawn.

“You ever see those rivers that go down the drain?” He asked, “Literally that's what happens to your product, it goes right down the drain.”

Graboff said when it comes to lawn care, follow the instructions on the bag. It tells you in detail everything you need to know about how to use the product and keep your lawn healthy.

“If it says three on the bag we do six because it's better? No,” he said, “read the bag carefully there's a lot of information you want to know. You could do more damage than good.”

If you're going to spread fertilizer on your lawn do it after the rain, so it has a lot of time to sink in.
 

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