Just a reminder that the winter months are a great time to plant grass. Yes, the grass you purchase will probably be yellow or brown because the warm-season grasses we grow in Texas turn dormant in the winter; but the grass is alive and healthy and can put down roots now and be ready to take off once the temperatures warm up.
And since the grass is dormant and we usually receive regular rains in the winter months the newly planted grass requires MUCH less water from you to get established! Usually one good rain or watering from you right after you plant is all you will need to do this time of year.
Here’s a couple of pictures from grass we harvested on Thursday, January 31st. You can see it has a little green color to it but it doesn’t have the normal bright green of spring. But it is healthy and ready to be planted.
We sometimes get asked why grass in neighborhoods is green but the grass in our fields is not. We had a blog post on that in February 2011 about winter dormancy if you would like to read it; but as a refresher just know that neighborhoods with their closely packed houses and trees provide a great deal of protection for your grass. The grass in our fields has zero protection from the cold and frost and therefore is generally going to be browner in the winter than neighborhood yards.
Thanks for stopping by our website and please give us a call if you are in the market for grass!