The last of the snow melted off my lawn a few weeks back. I made the
last cut pretty short last year (2 1/2 inches), but there still is a
lot of flattened, matted, yellow grass all over the lawn. Do I need to
rake this all out or will it disappear over time?
It all depends upon what sorts of grasses you have. Some grasses brown out
over winter dormancy, only to green up once the weather warms. If snow has
*just* melted, it will take a few days of consistently warmer weather to
trigger growth. If you do rake, now would be a good time to over seed in an
effort to crowd out opportunistic weeds which might spring up in the raked
out bear patches.
David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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