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Problems With Lawns

Date: September 24, 2008
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Turf specialists say Missouri's heavy rain could be ruining your lawn.

Christine Slusser has more from the state capitol. 

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The heavy amount of rain this season caused lawns to become heavy, cutting off their oxygen supply and possibly killing them.

University of Missouri Extension Horticulturist Tom Fowler said a lawn can be condensed by every day things.

 

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Description:"You are gonna get compaction even walking across the lawn, mowing the lawn compacts the lawn when it's moist."

Fowler also said because Missouri's soil is clay-based, it makes it harder to keep rain out.

From the state capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: Grass and turf specialists say lawns are in trouble due to Missouri's heavy rain.

Christine Slusser has more from the state capitol.

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Missouri's rainfall may have weighed down your lawn so it cannot get oxygen which could cause it to die.

University of Missouri Extension Horticulturist Tom Fowler said a waterlogged lawn can be hard to keep alive because even the weight of the rain has an impact.

 

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Description: "The power of the rain drop physically hitting the sod can cause the pressure to compact especially like I said the type of soils we have that is basically clay based soil."

Fowler also said having a lawn aerator opens up the soil for oxygen.

From the state capitol, I'm Christine Slusser


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