In New York and areas with similar growing conditions, most lawns contain a mixture of cool-season grasses and weeds. Click on the picture below to find out more.
- Roots begin actively growing in the spring before grass blades green up. Cool temperatures and moisture are needed for growth to continue.
- Grass blades green up and have a flush of top growth in the spring. Cool temperatures and moisture are needed for growth to continue.
- Warm temperatures and lack of moisture in the summer slows growth. Grass blades may turn brown but likely the plants are not dead.
- Grass blades green up with the return of cool temperatures and moisture. Top growth continues until the average daily temperature is consistently below 50°F. Over the winter grass blades may turn brown but likely the plants are not dead.
- Root growth continues to grow through the winter until soil freezes.