What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

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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 below freezing the turfgrass plant is exposed to many extremes that can cause damage.  These freezing … [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 conditions persist.  Winter Desiccation occurs when the leaves and other parts of the turfgrass plant … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 3 – ICE DAMAGE The effects of Ice coverage can cause varying degrees of lawn damage depending on the severity of the ice coverage, the length of exposure, and the hardiness of the turfgrass species effected.   Where snow coverage is generally considered desirable with the exception of the increased risk for snow mold disease, ice coverage on the other hand is more of a concern and is undesirable often causing more severe damage that … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months?

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What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter Months? PART 2 – SNOW COVERAGE Depending on what part of the country you live in, the amount of snow coverage and the length of time the lawn is covered by snow can be significantly different region by region.  The majority of Canada with the exception of the coastal regions in British Columbia regularly experience consistent snowfall and snow coverage for the better part of 3 – 4 months (specifically December through March).  With that being said, … [Read more...]