When your lawn goes dormant depends on the region you live in. In an earlier post, we talked about which grass seed to use in the area you live in. Because of the different climate areas, this also determines when is your lawn dormant in relations to the temperature of your area.
Is My Lawn Dead Or Sleep?
Because when a lawn goes dormant in colder temperatures it turns gets thin and turns into an unattractive color, many people may think their lawn has died. But this is normal because this is how your grass deals with the colder temperatures.
Although it may appear that your lawn is dead, the crown of the plant is much alive and it is the growth center of your grass. While it contains many nodes that contain buds that produce new independent plant growth called a tiller. Click here for more info.
What Are The Temperature That Makes Your Lawn Go Dormant?
As I mentioned it has a lot to do with the region you live in. If you live in a warm climate you most likely have a warm season grass. They thrive in warmer temperatures but will go dormant at constant temperatures below 55 degrees.
For the cool climate areas, you should have cool season grass which can grow in temperatures between 45-55 degrees and will start dormancy at a constant temperature below 45 degrees.
Remember during this time your lawn will not look its best and if you are not sure if it is just because it is dormant you can always get the temperature of your soil with a thermometer.
Your lawn going into a dormant state is all a natural thing set by nature. It will start to return to its green look as spring comes and set in. So just try to let nature do its thing but as I always mention the lawns need us to help it look beautiful.
So try to keep as much traffic off of it when it freezes and try to remove debris from it as well. Your lawn is only sleeping so that it can survive the winter and bounce back in the Spring.
Thank you for visiting us and I hope this post was good information for those who did not know much about their lawns going dormant. Please leave any comments and questions you have in the comment section.