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Tip of the Week – Week of January 27, 2020

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 9:10 AM by Derek Diesner

Avoid Walking on Frosted Turf            

While the weather has been warming up with our mild winter approaching its end, it is important to remember that the nights may still see low temperatures and can cause risks in your landscape. These risks include damage to your turf, both now and moving forward. With this in mind, you should be careful during mornings or nights when you observe a frosty coat on top of your turf.

Walking over frosted turf can cause the areas impacted by your steps to die out or suffer severe damage. This happens as frozen blades of turf become stiff and rigid, losing the flexibility that typically allows them to bend under your weight. Instead, weight now causes the blades to snap and die out, making it difficult for the turf to recover down the road. If you walk on the frosty turf, you may start to notice areas of dead grass where your footprints were.