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    Yellow Spots in Lawn? It's Just Temporary Freeze/Frost Damage.

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on April 21, 2014

    frost_injury_lawnYou may have noticed some yellow spots in your lawn the past several days. And while this may be concerning to the average person, we're here to tell you that it is a "normal" occurrence at this point in the season, and that it will soon disappear. With that said, let's take a look at what is causing this phenomenon. 

    What is Causing These Yellow Spots in my Lawn?

    Across many Cleveland and Columbus yards, home owners are noticing "yellow spots" which appear to look like a lawn disease or fungus. This phenomenon is not uncommon during this time, and it is not a lawn disease. This yellowing is actually caused by night time temperatures reaching the 20s and 30s and "burning" the turf blade tissue. It's similar to how freezer burn effects some of your foods in the refrigerator. To learn more about this issue, visit Michigan State University's article that explores it in-depth by CLICKING HERE.

    What Can You do to Fix it?

    Luckily, this type of damage to your lawn is not "permanent" and will quickly grow out. You'll notice the yellow spots will start to disappear after a few mowings. 

    How do I Prevent it in the Future?

    Thankfully, as Spring progresses, the likelihood of this happening to your lawn again will disappear. While it may not happen again this season, it can happen in the future, any time your grass is active and night temperatures reach 30 degrees or colder. 

    What if it Doesn't Go Away?

    If you are a Weed Pro Customer and your yellow spots do not go away, or lessen, after a week, please call our offices to arrange a no-charge service call to diagnose the situation. It's a part of our value-added services to our customers, and can help you identify anything more serious, before it becomes a problem.

    Need More Spring Tips?

    Freeze/Frost damage is just one of the many things you need to look for this Spring when it comes to your lawn and landscape. That's why we've assembled a Money Saving Spring Lawn & Landscape guide that's available to you to download ABSOLUTELY FREE! This guide will walk you through step-by-step what you need to know when it comes to getting your lawn and landscape ready for the season. Simply click on the button below to download your free copy!

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    Shaun Kanary

    Shaun has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro, a Cleveland and Columbus Fertilizing Company, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.

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