If you had to stand outside in New Jersey all winter, chances are you wouldn’t enjoy or even make it until spring. This goes to show just how impressive your grass is considering it can grow all year round. Over the winter, in places like New England, the grass will enter dormancy, which allows for it to withstand the harsh freezing and accumulating snowfall. Throughout the seasons, the grass in your lawn undergoes constant transformation, which gives it the ability to remain resilient despite varying temperatures and forms of weather. If you have ever been curious about this process, we are here to help explain it to you. Continue reading below to learn more.
When the landscape of your lawn begins to thaw, most cool season grasses will begin to bloom. This is why you may notice extreme changes in the appearance of your grass as your lawn rapidly begins to regenerate itself. If you do not notice an abundance of growth at first, you may have another type of grass in your lawn such as Kentucky Bluegrass or Ryegrass. Regardless, if there is enough rain and temperatures that are not extremely cool or warm, spring will bring the life back to your grass that you are waiting for. You may also want to consider using a nitrogen fertilizer around this time of the year to ensure that you are giving your lawn what it needs in order to grow strong and healthy.
During the hottest season of the year, the risk that your lawn can suffer from drought is always there. You should be very observant of how much moisture your lawn is getting as a long period without water could cause your grass to become dormant the same way it is in the winter. If you are not getting a lot of rain, be sure that you are watering your lawn regularly, and always early in the morning. This gives your grass the ability to soak up the water before the heat of summer evaporates the moisture from the yard.
In the fall, you are likely to see a good amount of growth in your grass. Temperatures are decreasing and your lawn is able to have a recovery period from all the stress it has been through since the beginning of summer. During this time of the year, it is almost always recommended that you overseed your lawn, especially any sections of grass that may have become brown and dry throughout the previous months. You might also want to consider having your lawn aerated at this time so that it does not become compacted from foot traffic, assuming it isn’t already.
You will notice at the beginning of winter that your grass starts to become more yellow than it is during the rest of the year. While you may think of this as a bad sign, what most people don’t realize is that winter is the easiest time of the year to care for your grass, as it requires little to no maintenance. Simply abstaining from lawn care sends some people into a worrying spiral, however, so we suggest that if you must do something for your lawn, that it be to prevent people who are at your home from walking across your lawn, especially when it is covered in snow. Footsteps can break the blades of grass beneath the snow and ice, which will result in brown spots in your yard when the snow melts.
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If you want to make sure your lawn is in the best shape possible regardless of the season, we can help you at Lawn Connection. We are dedicated to making sure that New Jersey residents have everything they need to make their yard something they are proud of. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.