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Thoughtful Thursday Recap: Turf Talk

Last week, Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA Extension Turfgrass Specialist, joined us online to discuss turf green-up.

Last year’s high temperatures and lower rainfall totals impacted lawns by causing drought stress which, in turn, impacts how grasses transition this spring. Then, increased rainfall in early 2020 impacted soil temperatures, causing them to be cooler and delaying green-up of grasses. In addition, late-season cold snaps favored broadleaf weeds, allowing them to continue to thrive later than usual. Grasses are trying to transition, but have been impacted by these environmental conditions. Rainfall remains a limiting factor for non-irrigated lawns as we move further into the month of May.

Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA Turfgrass Specialist

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