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NCSU Extension Publication:AG-763W
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Stay off frosty grass!

When the turf is covered with frost, or frozen, it is important to restrict lawn traffic as the fracturing of the ice crystals can puncture the leaf blades of the turf and cause a much more rapid breakdown of the dead leaf tissue. Tee-times are often delayed for golfers until the frost is melted from the fairways and greens even on healthy cool-season turf. Therefore, to help reduce wear and maintain a thick turf canopy on your lawn throughout the winter months, avoid treading as much as possible on it when frozen.