A few weeks ago we wrote about a few different things to keep in mind when working in your yard or garden with all this rain. We talked about how it is important to understand that there is such a thing as too much water and to try and make sure your water has a place to go. Well as you know, it has not stopped raining. We are well above our average rain for this time of year and there is no telling when it will stop. With all the rain we have gotten, we decided to give you a few more ideas about how to deal with all the water in your ground, and how to make sure your yard and garden is able to thrive moving forward.
Turn off your water system
We talked about this some last time, but with all the rain we are getting we do not need to have our irrigation systems watering our lawns or plants right now. This is a quick fix that can both help your yard and help your bottom line. By turning off your system you will save money on your water bill and because we have gotten so much rain, you are doing more harm than good by still having your system running. Take a few minutes and turn off your system, it is a win-win. We recommend that you leave it off for about two weeks if we stop getting rain. This helps get most of the moister out of the soil so your plants and grass can continue to grow.
Add more fertilizer
One of the things that can happen because of all the rain that we have gotten is that a lot of the nutrients in your soil could become waterlogged and get washed away. After we have had two weeks with no one and your soil has been dried out a little bit, come down to the store and get some plant food and lawn fertilizer. We even have a special brand of lawn fertilizer that is specifically created for the soil of Abilene and the Big Country. You will not find a better fertilizer for your lawn than at Mankin and Sons Gardens. You really need to replenish the nutrients that your soil lost in all of this rain.
All of this rain is not something that we usually have to deal with here in Abilene. We hope that these tips will help you understand how to deal all of this water, as it affects your landscaping. As always, come down and visit with us and let us help make your home more beautiful.