As you drive around town, you might notice strange squiggly patterns in certain lawns. It may be alarming at first, but it’s actually perfectly normal. This is how Bermuda grass sometimes looks when it goes dormant. Because the frost we had was mild, the grass didn’t go entirely dormant.

During the day, the soil absorbs heat from the sun, and then at night, it starts to release that heat through the dense Bermuda grass blades. When the temperature is freezing, the heat that gets through the blades turns into frost. Since the frost was mild, only some areas of the lawn got cold enough to turn brown and dormant, while other parts stayed green. When we have a true freeze, the entire lawn should go dormant.

So while it can look alarming, it’s all due to frost patterns and how it affects Bermuda grass. We hope this helps! Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.