Recently you may have noticed some spots showing up in your lawns that might have you concerned. It’s not as bad as it my look.
Northeast Ohio hit the mid 70’s for a high temperature on April 10th and we enjoyed some real nice weather through the 14th of April. During this spring-like warm up, grass in our lawns started to grow and come out of dormancy.
Then on the 15th and 16th our overnight lows were between 18-27 degrees. This sudden freezing temperature is the cause.
You’ll likely see this freeze damage more on the ryegrass since it comes out of dormancy earlier than bluegrass.
Mother Nature fooled us all that week but don’t worry, the damage done by the freeze is only temporary. The weather appears to finally be warming up for spring and next week we’ll likely get a good dose of rain fall.
It’s likely that with these warmer temps and rain, all the grass will start growing and will overcome any of these spots you’re seeing in your yard. There’s no need to treat your lawns for this temporary damage, just get ready to mow if you haven’t already. Spring is in the air!