KC Gardens

When does grass stop growing?

Q&A

I have managed to bring my yard back beautifully this Fall after a complete renovation. We have now had several hard freezes. Does the top growth now enter into dormancy or will it continue to grow? At what temperature does top growth stop? I’m curious because I plan to apply winter fertilizer over Thanksgiving following the advice of a local lawn and garden store. Thanks - Chuck -

Comments

  1. 1 year, 5 months ago

    Mow as long as needed. Top growth is somewhat limited by the freeze but soil temperature also has an effect. So keep up the normal mowing height at around three inches. If it stays warm like this week I would expect another round of mowing is yet to come. Dennis Johnson County Extension

  2. 1 year, 5 months ago

    Thanks!

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