Ryegrass grows on a lawn damaged by heavy equipment used to remove trees after Hurricane Zeta. While it’s too early to rehabilitate a lawn, Ron Strahan, LSU AgCenter turfgrass specialist, advises soil preparations can be done before spring. New sod can be used on a damaged lawn, he said, but it’s considerably more expensive than waiting until spring to plant grass. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)
For many Louisiana homeowners, a devastated lawn is just one more grim reminder of the terrible 2020 hurricane season.
Lawns have been damaged by fallen trees and heavy equipment needed for cleanup and for making home repairs.
Ron Strahan, LSU AgCenter turfgrass specialist, urged property owners not to get impatient.
“There’s not a lot that can be done at this current moment. If we were in late October or even early January, perennial ryegrass could be planted as a temporary cover for bare areas, but it’s a little late for ryegrass,” Strahan said.