This rain along with the warm weather will have this grass growing in no time. When the St. Louis weather turns cold most lawns go dormant. But, this winter has been very mild and some lawns are looking a little shaggy. If you notice your lawn is growing and needs to be cut, go ahead and mow it. Be sure to cut your lawn when it is dry and free of frost.
Mowing your lawn when it continues to grow in the winter will improve air circulation at the stem of the grass and prevent future fungus and disease problems. Letting your lawn grown too high, for too long will suffocate it and not allow proper water and air uptake.
Also remember that even though you lawn is not growing during the winter it still needs water. This rain will help your lawn continue to thrive throughout the winter.
Don’t forget spring is just around the corner and it will be here before you know it. So if you don’t have a lawn care plan in place now is the time to get one. If it is warm enough, fertilizers will start being applied next month