When does grass go dormant for the winter?


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 the  month of November, and will come out of dormancy during the month of March. When grass is dormant, it loses it’s color and doesn’t grow. This means less maintenance for the customer. Fescue and hybrid Fescue with Bluegrass don’t have dormant periods, so they require more maintenance, but provide beautifully colored lawns all year.

 

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