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Record Rains and Cool Temps

Apr 29, 2011 at 1:52pm  —  MSU Turf Team

It's easy to understand why folks talk about the weather so much. Because it's always different and it affects everyone. The heavy, consistent rain of April and cool temperatures have really hampered our ability to get out and enjoy some good old-fashion lawn work. Most people are commenting about the use of canoes and kayaks to navigate their backyards and how they haven't quite packed away that winter coat. You may notice that your lawn is not yet fully green. That's mostly due to the cloudy, cool temperatures. You should expect things to jump out of the ground after only a few days of warmer weather. Crabgrass, dandelion, and grubs are all ready to go....just waiting for the water to recede.