Too much rain can be bad for your lawn

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Too much rain can negatively impact your lawn.

According to LushLawn, grass needs oxygen to grow, and receiving too much water can create air gaps in the soil, which can drown and essentially kill your lawn. Too much rain makes disease and fungal damage more likely. Excessive rain can also wash away any nutrient treatments you’ve been using, which means you’ll have to compensate with extra fertilizer and crabgrass preventative. 

Gary Courchesne, the owner of G&H Landscaping, told 22News, “At least a temporary dry out. Intermittent rain here and there. But this is–this is way too much all in one shot.”

Extra rain can also lead to a shallow root system, which makes grass more susceptible to damage from insects. And of course, with more rain comes more weeds. 

And we haven’t just seen a little bit of extra rainfall. We more than doubled the typical April rainfall and now into the first week of May, it’s been a wet one. But the current forecast shows the month to overall finish close to normal.

While our rain average will be close to normal by the end of this month, temperatures will be overall above average. And we’re not done with the rain just yet. After this wet weekend, we’re expecting another wet week ahead.

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