Slow Spring Green Up

Slow Spring Green Up

SLOW SPRING GREEN UP Have you ever wondered why some sections of the lawn are slow to green up and take longer to come out of dormancy during the spring?  Creeping bentgrass is notorious for greening up slowly, especially compared with Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass.   As a result, sporadic sections of the lawn remain dormant and straw coloured until the creeping bentgrass catches up … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 9 – SALT DAMAGE Lawns suffer enough from the damaging effects that Snow and Ice can cause over the winter months.  Compounding things, adding road salt and sidewalk ice-melter to the equation can make things even worse.  Areas of the lawn along the edges of sidewalks, boulevards and driveways are often left damaged in the spring when the … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 7 – SNOW MOLD DISEASE Snow mold is a fungal turfgrass disease that commonly affects lawns in early spring.   The Symptoms and visual damage are very evident as the snow melts away and brown matted down circular patches of turf ranging in size from a few inches in diameter to over one foot cover the lawn.   Depending on the severity of … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 6 – LOW TEMPERATURE KILL Extreme cold temperature conditions persisting for days, weeks and even months are nothing but normal to many parts of Canada during the winter months.  The winter of 2014 has proven to be this just this, with an exclamation point at the end of extreme cold temperatures lasting for months!  When the mercury dips … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 5 – 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 … [Read more...]