One of the wonderful things about working outside is that I get to enjoy all of nature’s wonders unfold every year.
The lead story now is the sustained, often heavy rainfall that the region has received in recent days. Most areas have received enough precipitation to make the dry conditions that characterized the start of the growing season a distant memory. Although the rain will leave most sites in good shape heading into the stressful summer period, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. The following are some examples of issues that can pop up during times of prolonged rainfall:
Soil Compaction – Compaction is the compression of the soil in the turf rootzone by forces such as foot traffic, vehicles, or equipment; resulting in loss of valuable pore space and greater soil hardness. Compaction is a chronic phen