Of the top-quality brands offered by Top Turf, only Bermuda and Zoysia grasses go dormant during the winter. Exactly when the dormant period begins depends upon the weather. When it first begins to frost, the grass will begin to go dormant. After a hard freeze, these types of grass are completely dormant. In north Alabama and southern Tennessee, turf will normally go dormant during October or November, and will come out of dormancy during the month of April. It depends on the timing of the first and last frosts.
When grass is dormant, it loses it’s color and doesn’t grow. This means less maintenance for the customer. Fescue does not have dormant periods. So it requires more maintenance, but provides a beautifully colored lawn all year.