Posts Tagged ‘dry grass’

I have been called to review a half dozen lawns just this week and found the homeowners perplexed over expanding brown patches that appear as drought/heat stress - perhaps even grubs. The photo above is one such example. However, this damage is from chinch bugs, very small insects found in the lawn’s...Read More
Summer Heat
No Mowing No one should be mowing their lawn for the next week. The damage that would be inflicted on the grass would not be worth the visual gain. Any equipment used on a lawn when the air temperature is above 85-90° will surely leave wheel marks in addition to massive moisture loss from the cut...Read More
This beautiful weather is wonderful, but the ‘abnormal dry or drought conditions’ * in most of New Hampshire have put many lawns into Stage 1-3 drought stress. The green lawns that homeowners naturally expect to see in mid-June are instead very dry. Most of the drought stress is in what we call ‘hot...Read More

Summer Lawn Tips

As we move into hotter summer weather, what you do or don’t do to your lawn can have an enormous impact on its quality and color. Here are a few summer lawn tips that can either prevent or reduce unnecessary browning. Mowing Since grass is comprised mainly of water, mowing it when hot or dry can...Read More
Are you seeing sections of your lawn where the grass has turned a light tan color and looks like straw?  Your lawn is suffering from sunscald and localized acute drought stress.   In central and southern VT and NH, the weather of the last two weeks has caused this phenomenon. We had cool,...Read More
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