If your lawn is often wet, you may wish you could build up the soil and help the area drain better. This is certainly possible, but doing so is quite an endeavor. If you don't have the time and money to tackle this sort of total lawn makeover, there are other, simpler ways you can take better care of your wet lawn. These landscaping services will help keep your lawn healthy in spite of its constant mushiness, and they might help keep the area a bit dryer, too.
It's always a good idea to have a lawn aerated in the spring. But this service is even more important if your lawn is on the wetter side. To aerate a lawn, a landscaping contractor will drive a rolling, spiked tool over the lawn. The spikes will poke holes in the top layer of the soil. This gives the water an easier way to penetrate into the soil, where it can be taken up by the grass roots. After aeration, you should notice less water directly on the surface of the dirt, although the top layer of your lawn may still be a bit mushy.
Grubs are the larval stage of Japanese beetles. They are creepy and crawly, and they feed on the roots of grass if they manage to find their way into the lawn. Grubs are particularly fond of wet lawns, so it's a wise idea to treat wet lawns with a grub preventative rather than crossing your fingers and hoping the grubs don't find your place. A landscaping contractor can sprinkle a grub control product over the lawn early in the spring before the Japanese beetles are active. Sometimes, this product may include compounds to repel other types of insects and pests, like termites and ants, as well.
If you keep the lawn thick and lush, you should have fewer problems with water. The more grass there is to absorb the water, the less surface water you'll have. So, it is a good idea to have your landscaping team sprinkle some extra grass seed over the lawn in the spring. They can recommend a grass species that tolerates moisture well, such as ryegrass or Kentucky bluegrass.
If your lawn is wet, you just need to make sure you're offering the care it needs to grow lush and strong regardless of the moisture. Talk to your landscaper to learn more.