Grass sprouts up at astounding pace [UPDATED]Published 10:54am Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Updated 10:54am Wednesday, May 25, 2011
While spring is always a season for outdoor chores in Minnesota, many people in the area have noticed that their lawn mowers have been working overtime this May.
This is due to the colder weather and rain in the area this spring, said master gardener Bev Johnson. “The combination of these things makes the grass grow like crazy.”
The Fergus Falls area has received nearly 1.5 inches of rain to ground already saturated from the heavy winter snowfall and fall rains. Temperatures also have been below normal for most of the month as well, as the high temperature has failed to reach the average high 12 of the month’s 24 days.
Grass is a cool weather plant like peas, radishes, spinach and lettuce. All of these are also growing faster than usual this year, Johnson said.