When Does Grass Grow The Fastest?
Lawns should be mowed regularly, and at their proper heights. However, knowing the correct time to mow can be a matter of confusion, as grass grows at varying rates in differing times of the year. There are mainly three factors that contribute to the growth of grass: the correct temperature, moisture in the air, and the amount of sunshine received.
With temperatures dropping down to a freezing 14°F in Hazelton, the temperature in the winter months from December to February become the limiting factor in the growth of grass, as the soil, which holds together and nourishes the roots, becomes too frozen to provide adequate nourishment. On an average, however, there is next to no grass growth below 41°F, where conditions for the growth of grass reach critical levels. Grass growth reaches its maximum at a temperature of 50°F, which mainly occur during the spring months from March to May. Rising warmth beyond this temperature has no major effect on grass.
In the summer season during the months of June, July, and August, there is a definite decrease in the water levels, and all available moisture within the range of the roots are diminished. This may cease or exhaust the grass growth. During the long dry and hot spell that comes in the midsummers, growth may stop completely, and grass may even begin to die. In such cases, the grass is only rejuvenated with artificial irrigation.
The months of spring, that is March to May, are the best suited for the growth of grass, as in this time there are pleasant temperatures along with sunshine, which facilitates the process of photosynthesis and also ensures adequate water supply from the ground. After the cold harsh winter months, the grass grows anew, stipulating a healthy and fresh start.
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