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When will my lawn "Green Up" in Atlanta, GA?

Posted by Mark Nannenhorn on Mar 10, 2021 1:17:29 PM
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We have been getting a lot of questions about warm season grasses like bermuda and zoysia, being dead or not greening up in Milton, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta, Georgia.

Warm season grasses come out of dormancy or "green up" when soil temperatures constantly stay above 65 degrees at a 4 inch depth. dormant-bermuda-grassThe soil temperatures at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, over the last 15 days have averaged 44 degrees at a 4 inch depth. So, with having cooler nights, a few warm, and possibly few frosts over the next month it can slow green up down, especially if we get a late frost like we have had the past few years. Once we get to mid-May/June everything should be greened up and growing and you'll be mowing like crazy.

I have attached some links to the UGA Soil Temp site and a document on Bermuda Grass for reference. 

Topics: Bermudagrass, Zoysia, dormancy,, dead lawn, dead grass