Weed control OKC: Is your brown lawn dead?
It’s easy to look at a brown, dry lawn and assume the whole thing’s dead. And in some cases that’s exactly what it is. But weed control OKC is here to talk about cases where that’s not necessarily the case.
When the weather gets hot and dry, like in the summer, grass can start to dry out and turn brown. This doesn’t mean the grass is dying though, more likely it means the grass is going dormant to survive the heat and lack of moisture. The grass looks dead on the surface, but underneath the soil the heart of the grass (called the crown) is still alive and well. Once the grass is exposed to moisture it will come back to life and turn green in about 10-14 days. Grass can survive like this with no loss of coverage on average for six weeks. After that, damage will start to accumulate on your lawn. For every week past that six week period, expect to lose about 25% of your lawn. There are some factors that can make things worse however, the biggest being traffic. Whenever your lawn is in it’s dormant state it’s important to limit traffic as much as possible, especially if the six week period is up. In late July, you can also get damage from cinch bugs chewing on your lawn. You can repair much of this damage by overseeding the affected areas to promote growth.
Another thing to keep in mind is weeds. Most weeds make their move when your lawn is dormant. When a lawn is healthy and green, most weeds won’t have the room to invade. But when the lawn is dormant and thinner most weeds can slip in and germinate.
Weeds overtaking your lawn? Call Don’s pest and weed control, weed control OKC, today at 405-733-8111!