How to Tackle Flood Damage in Your Yard

How to Tackle Flood Damage in Your Yard

We tried to prepare for the onslaught, but the flooding that hit South Carolina was even more devastating than any of us could have predicated. Our thoughts are with those who lost so much in the wake of the water. We hope you can regain some sense of normality soon.

For those of you beginning to deal with the aftermath of the flooding, we can help. Here are our top tips for tackling the clean up operation in your yard…

1. Stagnant water on top of soil can suffocate roots, causing plants and trees (particularly the young ones) to eventually die. Luckily you can create a French Drain without too much trouble, and safely divert water away from your trees.

2. Prevent your tree’s roots from drying out. If they have been exposed after the flood, cover them with soil as quickly as possible to keep them moist and healthy.

3. Even after standing water drys up and disappears, your plants might still be suffering. Check for signs of trouble including: Yellow or brown leaves, leaf curling and wilting, branch dieback.

4. It may seem counterintuitive, but after flooding water trees and plants liberally to flush the salt water out of the soil.

If you need help with how to tackle flood damage in your yard give us a call. Our expert team will be happy to help.

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1 Comments to “How to Tackle Flood Damage in Your Yard”

  1. Trees & Wood says:

    Flood damage on the yard can be devastating! Especially to the wonderful trees we have cared for. After the water recedes, quick action is a must! Pumping out extra water and covering the roots back as mentioned above should be done as soon as possible. Calling over an arborist to test soil quality and nutrient content will be of great help as well. The required elements to be sent back into the soil can be done, so that the tree does not suffer further from lack of food source. Removing fallen trees should also be paid attention too. The most care should be addressed to root health until they revive thoroughly!

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