This last batch of freezing rain has put an edge to this winter. While we had a great cover of snow before the rain, we will be checking the greens shortly by sampling areas below the remaining snow-cover to determine the nature of the new cover. As I write this, the temperature has dropped and the rain has become snow – so there is hope that the resultant ice buildup will not rest on the greens themselves – rather be porous and sit above the greens – letting the grass do its winter hibernation breathing and slow growth.
This will be similar to the effects on your lawn. Hope that the snow and ice has not compressed onto the actual lawn surface – letting the grass plant survive.
Otherwise, we are all in for a grow-back situation in the Spring.
But we are betting on a strong snow pack to hold the ice back and letting our greens remain in pristine condition for the Spring melt – which is less than 100 days away!!