If you have Bermuda grass you might have noticed some strange patterns appearing in your yard- either tiger stripes or a maze pattern of brownish or tan grass. Don’t panic! This is just part of the Bermuda going into dormancy.

If the ground frosts like it did last week, Bermuda grass will start showing signs of dormancy. The brown grass is starting to be dormant for the winter. This is a healthy part of the grass life cycle before it comes out of dormancy when the weather gets cooler.

The unique thing about Bermuda is the strange patterns it can take while going dormant. This is caused by dew across the lawn evaporating at different times, which causes certain areas to warm up faster than others. The warmer areas are the greener grass, and the cooler is the brown or tan.

If you have this happening, rest assured your grass is probably fine, if strange looking. We hope this helps anyone curious about this phenomenon. Let us know if you have any questions, and feel free to give us a call at 318-286-0967.