Winter is approaching soon, and you are wondering whether the frost will damage your freshly cut grass. Yes, it would if your lawn is frozen you should not cut. If you want to know if your lawn is frozen, use a soil thermometer.
When you check your soil temperature, you are getting an accurate idea of what is going on with your lawn. To do this, you’ll need a soil thermometer and place it at least four inches into the soil.
Test multiple areas of your lawn to identify the different readings available. Also, test some warmer parts of your yard this is noticeable where there are greener patches.
Although you will notice the frost on your lawn if you would like to be sure using a soil thermometer will give you a precise reading.
What If Your lawn Experiencing Frost Bite?
If your lawn is frosty, you don’t want to walk on it since the ice makes your lawn a bit crispy breaking the grass blade causing damage. Also, you do not water your lawn during the frost as it increases frostbite.
However, if you water your lawn before the frost, that water will soak into the roots and holds it above 30 degrees.
If you are living in places where there is heavy snow you’ll want to cut your grass a bit lower before winter to prevent diseases.
What Happens When Lawn Is Frost?
Your lawn is very resilient and can withstand frost. However, frost is ice crystals and may become razor sharp so, if you walk or drive through your yard the frost can penetrate the cell wall causing brown lawn.
That is why some lawn experts recommend cutting your lawn a bit lower before the winter. You may not have to mow your lawn as much as you will do in the summer, since not much growth occurs.
Once there is frost do not cut your grass wait until all the ice is evaporated. You may not have to wait too long as it can happen the next day.