What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter? 5 of 9 Winter Desiccation
Add winter desiccation to the long list of what can happen to your lawn during the winter months. Winter Desiccation takes place when the turfgrass plant is in its dormant or semi-dormant stages and can cause varying degrees of damage severity. All turfgrass species are prone to winter desiccation if the right conditions persist. Winter Desiccation occurs when the leaves and other parts of the turfgrass plant are damaged often to the point of death because its roots are unable to supply enough water to keep up with the amount of water the turfgrass plant is losing to the atmosphere.