How Does Weather Temperature Affect Your Grass?
Grass may not need perfect weather to grow (although that would be nice), but it is necessary to understand the affects weather and temperature have on your grass in order to give it what it needs to thrive.
Get to Know Your Grass
Homeowners often underestimate the needs of certain types of grasses, and this can lead to a less than stellar lawn. After all, how can you properly care for your lawn if you don’t know what it needs? So, what type of grass do you have?
Cool Season Grasses. This type of grass grows best in the spring and fall when temperatures hover in the 60s. This is when the roots are able to grow their strongest, making your summer grass look its best. Weather extremes (like ultra-hot or colder temperatures) tend to make cool season grasses look brown and splotchy.
Warm Season Grasses. These grasses need temperatures in the 80s or above for most of the year and look their best when the weather is hot. They tend to go dormant as temperatures cool.
Weather Extremes to Watch For
No matter where you live, or what kind of grass grows in your yard, weather extremes can sometimes damage your lawn. Here are a few things the experts at Meyers Green Services urge homeowners to watch out for:
Excessive rain. A healthy lawn needs plenty of water, but when the skies pour rain for days on end, you may need to take note. Too much moisture can lead to fungus and disease and should be treated by a professional lawn care specialist.
Drought. While rain can induce fungal growth, drought causes even more concerns. Grass needs a certain amount of water to remain healthy and strong. Drought conditions not only weaken roots systems and stunt growth, but it can also exacerbate insect infiltration. Be sure to treat your lawn carefully during drought conditions. Call in the experts at Meyers Green Services to handle this type of unique situation with the right maintenance protocol.
Extreme temperatures. Whether dealing with high temperatures in the midst of summer or ultra-cold snaps in the winter, fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc with your lawn. Excessive heat (especially when accompanied by drought conditions) can result in a thinner lawn. Surface insects can also become a real problem when temperatures rise. But that’s not the only weather problems you may have to deal with. Extremely low temperatures, snow, and ice in the wintertime can also leave grass blades brittle and roots damaged. These are all concerns that must be dealt with early in the spring to ensure that your lawn grows thick and luscious during warmer months.
Call in the Experts
Grass is very hearty and can withstand almost anything Mother Nature throws its way. Still, for the best-looking lawn on the block, it is always best to bring a team of experts who know how to handle every situation and keep your lawn looking great no matter what weather extremes it must endure. For spring lawn care and maintenance, call Meyers Green Services today to schedule your spring clean-up service!