Why You Should Avoid Walking on Frozen Grass

Brendan Waddell, Superintendent

When a lawn is frosted, the grass blades are literally frozen. Any activity on the lawn while it is frosty, such as walking on it or mowing it, can break the grass blades. When a heavy object presses on frozen blades, the expanded water molecules slice through the grass and cause significant cellular damage.

You can see the results of the damage when the blades produce a white or beige hue from being crushed along with the icy frost. The lawn will recover eventually, but it might not fully bounce back until the following spring.

We do our best to get you golfing as quickly as we can. Please be patient with the golf staff as well as the maintenance workers. The frost holds us up from getting more work done.