Monday, May 25, 2009

Lawns Need Water

Hopefully, the rain will come over the next few days. Several lawns I visited today were showing signs of drought stress.

One of the first signs of water stress for cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, is a bluish green color. This colour is not easy to describe- it's easier to point it out.

The change in colour is because the blade of the grass fold up slightly to conserve moisture. This seems to change the colour and texture of the lawn.

Footprints that remain in the turf after walking across an area are another sign of water stress.

For more on watering see our Library.

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