Posted: August 10, 2021

Living in Minnesota means contending with just about every weather extreme that you can imagine. Extreme cold and extreme heat are both part of the local weather equation as well as humidity, drought, and unexpected freezes. While many native grasses can survive such turbulent conditions, the species of residential turf that grace many Rochester, MN, lawns may not fare quite as well. In order to combat the extremes of nature, the lawn care professionals at Maier Tree and Lawn offer support for your battered lawn whether the damage stems from the blazing sun or anything else Minnesota weather brings on.

What You Need To Know About Heat Stress

Heat stress to lawns manifests in a multitude of forms from an increased chance of compacted soil to widespread browning to even grass death, and heat can cause serious lawn damage in the space of just one season. Plus, extended periods of intense heat can also lead to lawn dehydration, especially if you’re hesitant about (or restricted from) running your sprinklers day in and day out to compensate for extreme weather. Dehydration on a lawn can present as brown spots and dry grass, and like the heat, can also be deadly to your lawn. If the heat conditions persist long enough, lawns may begin to die in large swaths that even daily watering may not be enough to save.

Treatments for heat-based lawn damage vary depending on the extent of the damage and the “root” cause, literally and figuratively. In some cases, a bit of extra lawn care will be enough to counteract the worst of the heat damage; but in other cases, additional steps could be necessary. For instance, a heat-damaged lawn may benefit from aeration in order to lessen the impact of soil compaction. Or in other situations, new grass seed can be planted to compensate for grass lost following extremely hot weather.

Because the treatments for drought and heat-based lawn damage vary, you need to work with lawn care experts who can assess your lawn and provide customized support options. At Maier Tree and Lawn, we provide lawn care and lawn damage mitigation services that can jumpstart the recovery process. If your lawn has experienced damage during a drought, our lawn care specialists can provide in-depth consultations to identify and create a treatment plan for your lawn. 

Tackle Lawn Damage With The Experts On Your Side

If you need lawn care support following a heat wave or other extreme weather, we can help. Rochester, MN, residents can contact Maier Tree and Lawn today at (507) 286–8733 or by visiting our website here for more information.

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