Don’t be alarmed if your lawn is looking rough after this year's brutal winter. Between brutally cold temperatures and drying winds, your turf probably took a beating this year. It will most likely come back alright, but some great care can prevent any future problems, reverse damage and let your grass grow tall and green.
Once those temperatures stay steady in the cool 70’s, assess how much of your yard has been browned due to frost or cold temperatures. If there are any brown patches, dig up the patches and fertilize the soil and put in new grass seeds or new sod. Cheaper options out of the two would be to place new seeds, as sod could get costly. When the new sod or seeds are put in, make sure to water your grass regularly. Make sure not to over water the grass as they could make it turn brown also.
When that new grass begins to show, you can begin to mow the lawn. Only take a few inches off the grass as it cutting off too much could be bad for the roots of the grass and damage it. If you’re going to fertilize, the best fertilization to use is a high potassium fertilizer, as it helps the grass grow with the strength and nutrients the roots need. If you’re not getting the green you would like for your lawn; you could try turf colorants. Turf colorants are used for golf courses and are safe for your lawn. Don’t try it with any paint for your local hardware store, because turf colorants are chemically made safe for your grass.
Your lawn can bounce back from the winter that has just passed; it takes a lot of care and work. At the end that green, healthy lawn you will see will let you know that the hard work and effort you put in was worth it.