Why Is My Lawn Not Green?
Fescue lawns in many areas of the southern United States typically lose their color in the winter. The greatest change in color occurs in grass that experiences most exposure to winter winds. When temperatures reach the 30s and lower, with wind chills in the teens and single digits, you will likely see a change in the color of your lawn.
Cold winds dehydrate the blades of grass, often turning them some shade of brown or yellow. The colder, more windy our weather, the more the lawn will go off color. To verify this explanation, closely examine any areas of your lawn – or lawns in the area – that are more protected from the wind. Patches of grass located behind fences, bushes, or houses will remain much greener throughout the winter months. In some cases, the grass in the front and back may turn brown, while the grass on the downwind side of your home remains green. In most cases there is a distinct line between protected and unprotected areas.
Although this drastic change in color may not be your favorite hue, there is some good news: when soil temperatures warm up in February-March and you’ve completed several mowings, any new growth will likely be green. In a sense you are mowing away the brown and replacing it with healthy, green new growth.
As always, if you have any concerns about turf color or any other issues pertaining to lawn care, give us a call! Our service calls are free of charge, and we want to do anything we can to help you understand what is happening to your lawn at various junctures of the year.
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