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From: Dorthy Camp
Highland, IL
What to do for grass that is turning brown from too much rain, and we are suppose to get more rain. Also, is there anything we can do for our tomatoes now to prevent problems from too much rain. Lawn and tomatoes are both just saturated with water.

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From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
until the lawn dries out and actually by that it is the soil beneath the lawn, grass roots and crowns can decline, decay and rot without a lot anyone can do. plants can for a brief period stand having the soil saturated, but without oxygen in the soil, functions within the plant begin to fail. Tomatoes suffer from several foliar diseases besides the rots that can occur below the soil line. Use disease resistant varieties, plant on a slightly soils or raised beds to avoid the moisture.

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