When the warm weather arrives, following this wet spring, often our first reaction is to assume there is enough water present in the soil to sustain the turf for a few days. Unfortunately this spring many sites have been very wet – consequently the grass plants have literally been growing in water. As a result the root systems have not developed to the normal depth that is expected at this time of year. The warm temperatures will place the grass plant under a great deal of stress. Being aware of the plants fragile root system will give you an edge in keeping it healthy.