Late Fall and Early Winter Rain Followed by Freeze
Last weeks rain could be a problem for us come spring in areas where it does not drain off. When mother nature delivers lots of moisture followed by a hard freeze we can get the ‘skating rink’ effect. The standing water on the turf freezes and kills off the crowns of the grassy plants. You see the same thing when someone installs a backyard skating rink. Those areas appear as dead spots in the spring and will need to be re-seeded. Prevention is about planning for good run off during initial landscaping.