Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
The beautiful fall weather in Texas continues in College Station, Bryan, and NW Houston. We’re expecting more rainfall over the next few days which should provide lawns with the water they need. Our recommendation this week is to leave irrigation systems off and let Mother Nature handle the watering!
What are These Strange Patterns in My Lawn?
As temperatures continue to cool off, we’re starting to see lawns transition into dormancy. You may also notice unusual striped patterns that appear in wiggly lines of brown and green grass. This phenomenon is technically known as unsynchronized dormancy. But simply put, it’s nothing to worry about! This zebra-like grass pattern is often described as ‘camouflage dormancy,’ ‘tiger/zebra stripes’, or ‘jack frost trails.’ It usually happens with the first frost, when the weather starts transitioning from fall to winter. The air temperatures become cooler, but the soil temperatures retain warmth, which confuses the grass plants as they transition to winter dormancy. Some areas of the lawn are “bundling up for winter” before others. If you notice these strange patterns on your lawn, don’t be concerned. It will resolve itself naturally. Snap a photo and enjoy the changing seasons!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about your Texas lawn.