My Grass Looks Dead…Should I Water It?
Over the past many months, we have seen a large influx of new residents to our area. Real estate across the country is seeing record highs, and people are looking to make a change. Florida is a unique climate compared to the northern states. There is no harsh winter, and many believe that it is summer all year long. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Although our temperatures are mild as compared to other locations, we do have a winter season.
Your grass during the winter season is not going to look its best. In fact, it will more than likely look dead. Don’t panic! Similar to animals that hibernate to avoid the cold weather, grass does the same. Your grass, which may appear yellow and look dead, is in fact dormant. Grass that is in dormancy will not grow as fast, or some grass types may not grow at all.
Should I Water the Grass?
During the winter season, it is best to water your grass as little as possible or not at all. There is nothing you can do during this time of year to improve the appearance of your lawn. If you try to restore your lawn by mowing or overwatering, it can cause permanent damage and you will not see regrowth in the future. As we move closer to the spring season, you will see some color return to your lawn. In the future, we recommend winterizing your lawn at the end of fall. This entails cutting your grass slightly higher than usual. Fertilizing your lawn is also not recommended during this time of the year.
If you have any questions about how often to water your lawn during the winter, be sure to contact us. At Challenger Irrigation, we have been maintaining, upgrading, and installing irrigation systems for over 25 years. If you have any irrigation questions or concerns and are located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus county, please call us today to schedule a consultation.