In the early spring, so many people ask me the same question:“Why is my lawn not as green as my neighbour’s?!” After putting so much effort into having a well manicured lawn last year, it sure can be frustrating when your lawn is slightly brown come spring time. In fact, last fall your lawn looked way healthier than average. Whether you had new sod put in or you simply stepped up your lawn maintenance, it can be frustrating. That annoying golden tinge is still making an appearance on your prized turf. What gives?! You are likely dealing with dormant grass.
Here’s Why >>>
In the winter, grass goes dormant. Similarly to a bear hibernating to conserve energy, dormant grass conserves resources to survive the harsh winter climate. The brown appearance of the lawn is a telltale sign that it is dormant. The main reason that your lawn may take longer to come out of dormancy than your neighbours’ has to do with how thick and healthy your lawn really is. A thick lawn will insulate the soil underneath it. In Canada, normally we think insulation will keep things warm. However, in this case, your thick grass keeps the soil cool. Soil temperature is one of the main elements of what makes your lawn green up. So if your neighbour’s lawn is thin and sparse, the soil temperature can warm up faster. This allows the thin lawn to appear healthier in the early spring.
Help Your Dormant Grass Out!
To help your lawn green up, spread a layer of BigYellowBag’s Black Garden Soil over it. The variety of nutrients, moisture content, and microbial activity are all key ingredients for a very healthy lawn. We hope to see many dark, lush lawns in your neighbourhood this year! Remember, dormant grass is not dead! Give it a couple weeks and your lawn will wake up, looking all bright eyed and ready for the new season.