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Old 04-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RigglePLC View Post
Good question. Does grass actually stay green under the snow all winter up here in the north. And then turn brown in the spring after the snow melts? ...
Yes it does... we are starting to see the tips of grass poking out the top of layers of ice and snow as it is melting and they are green... it happens that way every winter,,, HIGHLIGHTING the value of snow cover for grasses and virtually all forms of plantlife in the regions of the world that experience frozen turf and dessicating winds for one of their seaasons...

W/out snow cover plants lose water and suffer winter kill, their cell structures are burst from ice crystals inside the cell walls, etc., etc. and then it turns brown...

The sod will suffer first becuz it doesn't have the the established roots of the more mature grass next to it...

Therefore I agree with those that say: No Worries...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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