Lawn Dormancy: What is it?
What does your lawn look like right now? Is it part green and part brown? Does it look dull compared to what it looked like a couple of months ago? Well, we know why!
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Northwest Florida is entering into our fall and winter seasons, and with these two seasons come cooler weather and less sun. When it gets cool out, your lawn begins to go dormant. So, what is dormancy, and what does that mean for your lawn? Dormancy is a natural defense phase that your turf enters into during a time of stress. During the colder months, those colder temperatures are the “stress” causing your turf to protect itself and go into dormancy. Dormancy conserves water and nutrients to prolong the life of the grass until the warmer months come back.
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