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GTI director provides advice to public about dealing with lawns during periods of drought

Yellow grass means it's usually dormant

July 25, 2022  By Turf & Rec

The director of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute has assured the public that most grasses that have turned yellow from recent drought conditions are not in peril. The turf has gone dormant in response to a lack of water, but will slowly green up again once introduced to moisture. Dr. Eric Lyons suggests that prior to a period of drought, lawns should be watered at least once a week. He also warned that leaving fallen leaves atop a lawn in the autumn is harmful to grass.


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