Well , we have some problems in the area. The “grass” ain’t greening up . Oh the phone calls we are receiving ! What is going on you ask ? Well , we have had a VERY cold Winter and yes, it is still somewhat cool at the end of April. Consequently , this has effected our warm season grasses and since the turf is not greened up and thriving is also allowing room for the weeds to get happy and have a weed party in some areas ( the weeds we refer to are the plants growing someplace we don’t want them and is by no means a reference to Colorado).
We encourage everyone to check out Dr. Karcher and Turf Tips from the University of Arkansas. Great site with even greater articles. There is a link on our web page.
In the e-mail he sent out this morning , Dr. Karcher laments this to be the coldest Winter he can remember since moving here 14 years ago. They are seeing significant winter damage primarily on North facing slopes, shaded areas , high traffic areas and areas of low or close mowing.
Will it recover ? I hope so but in some areas it may be necessary to re-sod ( I personally don’t like seed but you do what you have to).
Lets all see how the turf responds once it finally warms up for a while and gets a chance to respond to a good balanced fertilization and then assess what Mr. Winter has left us.
Have a nice Day ! 🙂