Sunday, January 28, 2018

Brown Fescue ☹️

Getting several calls/emails concerning the browning of Fescue /Bluegrass/Ryegrass. Right now almost every lawn looks like a brown Bermuda lawn! Basically, with fluctuating cold spells during the winter, the foliage gets basically frozen, inside and out, which browns the leaf blade. We've had a few single-digit cold snaps, so it's more exaggerated this January than it was last year. The good news is as soon as soil temperatures warm a bit, new green growth will pop out and lawn will be fine!  Although it is totally possible to get winter kill all the way to the roots on cool season grasses, I personally I've only seen that one time in 22 years. We will start our first application soon!