Crowns of Newnan turf grass are the most important part of the grass plant.  The “crown” is the center of the grass plants life and the point where all regrowth originates.  The crown is located at the base of the grass plant; about three inches above the soil surface, and connects the roots to the shoots.  The primary function of the crown is to store energy reserves for the grass plant.  The roots are often mistaken for this function.  Fall is the most important time to protect the grass crowns.   During the fall season, the most energy is stored and is used to support new underground root system for the following spring.  It is important to remember that if the crown is damaged from mowing to low or from disease the entire grass plant will die.  If the crowns of Newnan turf grass are healthy, the lawn is alive and well!

 

crown of grass plant