When it rains it pours. Well, this seems to be the case for many areas around the Sunshine Coast lately.
Extreme weather has wreaked havoc on our region for the past few weeks, causing localised flooding and damage to property, destruction of buildings, erosion of valuable topsoil and the complete removal of vegetation.
And although the loss of your garden ben is heartbreaking, the real damage that flooding caused to gardens lies underground.
Healthy soil provides plants with anchorage, nutrients, oxygen and water. Once this soil becomes saturated, all the air pockets are removed.
Studies show that within 24 hours of immersion, the root hair zone, which is right at the tip of the roots, begins to die, leaving plants vulnerable to a range of diseases.
Given the damage that waterlogged soil can so quickly cause plants, it’s a good idea to undertake a bit of restoration work.