Cool Temps and Your Grass

Have you noticed your grass not growing the last week?  We have taken several concerned phone calls because peoples grass was growing strong and now its not growing at all.  The issues you are seeing is that last week’s cold temperatures caused the grass to stop growing.  We have what is considered to be a warm season grass in our area.  For the grass to grow the temperatures need to consistently be in the 60s at night.  Last week we were in the 30’s and 40’s which just shut things down.  An issue you do need to worry about would be fungus.  When there is such a large temperature swing it is the prime environment for fungus to thrive so keep your eye out!  We also encourage people to start feeding their grass even if it slowed down for now.  Looking into the extended forecast we are about to be back in prime growing season and want to make sure there is an adequate food source available.  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!