This Article was just Updated on April 27th. See the very bottom for some good pics of lawns that DID NOT survive winter. Hopefully yours ain’t like these!
I have gotten this question 22 times through my contact email in the last week, so I guess it is something that is weighing heavily on the hearts of my fellow lawn lovers!
If your lawn was mostly green last September and October, then I can bet you that it will be mostly green again once the Spring soil temperatures reach the upper 50’s. Of course, you will probably have a few troubled spots that may not come back due to salt and driveway ice melter damage, or cracked crowns from heavy winter foot traffic, but for the most part, if your lawn was left alone all winter-long, it will recover naturally. God was pretty smart when he made grass!
There are a few things you can do to help your lawn recover from winter stress. I recently wrote a post entitled “Four Things You Must do for Your Lawn this Spring.”
You can also give those troubled spots a helping hand by lightly raking the matted grass so it stands up a little. This will create air flow and reduce the chances for mold and fungus.
Here are some recent pictures I took of lawns are are DEAD! If yours looks like these, you need to think about raking and seeding the areas. It is sometimes tough to tell what killed sections of your lawn. You need to be observant and look at the rest of the lawns around you and other parts of your own lawn. The pictures below were taken in mid-April when the living parts of the lawn were greening up.
It helps if you can remember what your lawn looked liked last October as well. For example, if your lawn was lush and dark green last October, and it’s dead now, then grubs are probably not to blame.
Once again, the lawns below are DEAD! Hope this helps.
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