reviving a dormant lawn?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by tinovr, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. tinovr

    tinovr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    hi all.. last week we had 4-5 days of scorching heat here in New England.. I guess I didn't put down enough water and large areas of the lawn went dormant. We've since returned to more normal temperatures for this time of year along with decent rainfall.

    Is it safe to assume that the lawn will stay dormant until fall?

    Is there any way to revive it so I'm not caring for 'hay' all summer?

  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Lawns go dormant as a response to adverse conditions. As conditions return to normal, they come out of dormancy. You can accelerate this in your situation by irrigation. Once the lawn starts to green up, and the weather cools, you can fertilize lightly if you haven't fertilized earlier this season.

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