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Hurricane SOS

Posted by didsmj NY (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 31, 11 at 12:48

Hello all, I am on coastal long island and as with the rest of the folks here, got whacked by the hurricane and had my lawn and flower beds flooded by brackish/salt water. Some plants shrivelled straight away and the leaves have browned on a number of plants, the lawns also look like they are going brown. I watered with fresh water as soon as I could but was wondering if I need to keep doing this to the lawns/beds or fertilize to replace nutrients etc?
I am very concerned about permanent damage so any help is greatly appreciated!

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RE: Hurricane SOS

  • Posted by triciae Zone 7 Coastal SE CT (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 3, 11 at 16:34

It's too late for Irene but when we get the next coastal storm here's what we do...

Get right out there as soon as the weather clears & wet things down (if already dried). Then, mix up some Simple Green in one of those large sprayer tanks. Spray the Simple Green everywhere you can reach (including lawn). Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, rinse the Simple Green off with the hose.

It's the same concept we use to clean our boat & have found if you get at it soon enough it really helps with plants as well.

We live right on Mystic Cove in Mystic, CT. We got it good with Irene. Just got power back last night.

Good luck with your landscaping.


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