Bermudagrass Beware of Brisk Temps!

At Terra Bites Lawn Service, our goal is to maintain and protect all types of grass through every season. As the coldest part of winter approaches, we want to make you aware of one type of grass that is especially susceptible to injury during this time of year: bermudagrass. Frozen Bermudagrass

What makes this type of grass so susceptible?

Bermudagrass, known colloquially as couchgrass, devilgrass, wiregrass, or dogtooth grass, is a turf grass grown largely for livestock. This makes the health of bermudagrass even more vital, considering many people in the agriculture field’s livelihood is dependent on it. Bermudagrass is actually quite fragile during this time because it is trying to regain its green color, and often a late severe cold snap occurs, as is on par with unpredictable Georgia weather. When this happens, sugars and carbohydrates have not completely converted into the more cold-tolerant starches, causing the turn crown to dry out. Anther particularly dangerous scenario is when rain precedes the cold front, causing standing water, and the freezing of said water causes damage.

What does Terra Bites do to help?

At Terra Bites Lawn Service, we take extra steps to ensure the vitality of your bermudagrass and lawn as a whole. We mow your grass year-round, and bag the clippings during the winter to prevent thatch buildup. We also raise the height of the mowing deck as we enter late summer and fall to limit any winter damage to the upper part of the taller grass. We do not put mowers or other equipment on frozen or frosted grass. These steps will prevent any further damage to happen to your lawn, making it even healthier in the spring, and allow you and your family to have fun in your yard year-round!