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When Should I Expect My Lawn To Turn Green?

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Posted on: Mar 22, 2023Luis M Pérez

Spring Is Upon Us

Spring is upon us, and so is the anticipation for a thick, lush, green lawn. Every spring, many people wonder when their lawns will start to turn green. The answer to this question will depend on a number of different factors. 

Blue Grass

If you live in the mid-west such as Illinois and Indiana, then your lawn is likely to have Bluegrass and Ryegrass. These lawns thrive in slightly cooler and moist temperatures, so they are quick to green up in the spring; however, they do require sunlight, so they are likely to green up nicely once spring temperatures begin to turn a little warmer. As such, lawns do not green up at a certain time in the spring. It’s more a factor of temperature. Moreover, moisture and nutrition play a role as well. If you had a late fall fertilizer applied in the previous year and received an early fertilizer in the current year, your lawn will green up quicker than if you did not. 

Bermuda, Zoysia, And St. Augustine

If you live in the South, like Texas, for example, the picture is a little different. The biggest factor in southern lawns is soil temperature. Bermuda, Zoysia, and St. Augustine thrive when soil temperatures really warm up. Ideally, you want soil temperatures to reach the 70s before lawns really start to green up. Soil temperatures warm up about two weeks behind air temperatures, and this is why lawns in the spring can look a little blotchy at first.  As they are coming out of dormancy, some parts of a lawn may look green, and others may look brown. Different areas of the lawn may come out of dormancy at different rates. Another factor is also water and nutrition. In addition, to warmer soil temperatures, lawns that have been well watered and properly fertilized will green up quicker than lawns that are not. 


If you have any questions about when to expect a green lawn, please get in touch with Luis Perez at 1-800-465-2934 or email me at luisp@doctorgreen.com. Doctor Green