IF YOUR LAWN WAS FLOODED IN THE RECENT RAINS, TAKE ACTION NOW TO SAVE YOUR TURF.

TOO MUCH RAINFALL CAN DEPLETE GRASS OF VITAL OXYGEN AND DESTROY PLANT ROOTS. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPECIALISTS SAY WATER?LOGGED TURFGRASS WILL BEGIN TO LOOK BROWN AND PUT OFF A RAW SEWAGE?LIKE ODOR JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER THE FLOOD WATERS RECEDE.

BERMUDA AND BAHIA GRASSES WILL TOLERATE FLOODS BEST. CENTIPEDE SUFFERS THE MOST. TO HELP YOUR LAWN RECOVER, UGA EXPERTS SAY FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

????LIGHTLY RAKE BROWN TURF TO SEE IF IT HAS SURVIVED.

????CLEAN DRAINS OR DIG TEMPORARY ONES TO CLEAR AWAY WATER.

Chattooga County Cooperative Extension Service

????RAKE TO REMOVE ANY SOIL AND ORGANIC DEBRIS. MOW OFF DEAD LEAVES.

????APPLY A HALF POUND OF NITROGEN PER 1,000 SQUARE FEET TO ENCOURAGE RECOVERY.