Friday, October 9, 2015

Dead or Dormant?

Every year we hear people refer to their unirrigated lawns as "dead" in the summer.  With a very hot, dry August and September, this year was no exception.  The area behind #1 green was definitely looking crispy in mid-September.  But was this grass dead or just dormant?

Well, if you look at this same area today, low and behold the grass has magically come back to life.

So what was done here to cause such a remarkable improvement--aerification, seed, fertilizer?  No, just some much needed rainfall and cooler temperatures were all it took to get this turf back in decent shape.  Next summer, try to remember, it's not dead, just dormant.

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