In the winter time when the months are colder and it rains less, you’ll often experience your lawn turning a yellow or brown shade. This can also sometimes happen if a summer is particularly hot or dry. When this happens, it can be very disappointing, and can lead many homeowners to believing their grass to be dead. While a beautiful green lawn is definitely what we’re aiming for, during the winter months most often the answer is dormancy.,
Lawn dormancy is when the grass is not receiving the nutrients it needs to thrive, so it basically hibernates for the winter, by shutting down and protecting itself from the season. This allows your grass to prevail through the colder months, by allowing it to conserve its energy and focus on only it’s most essential functions throughout the duration of the cold.
This is completely normal, and with regular lawn care you can expect when spring rolls around your lawn will green up again. There are a few things you can do to take care of your grass in the winter to minimize any damage to the grass
Those are just a few ways to protect your grass during its hibernation. Follow these steps and you can expect to see your lawn come alive when the warmer months roll in. If you have any questions about grass dormancy, winter lawn care, or general lawn maintenance in Athens questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re happy to talk all things landscaping, especially with our local Athens GA folks. Give us a call today or email us with any questions you have!