Winter Lawn Care
Winter is a pretty quiet time in the garden, and caring for your lawn won’t take up as much of your time as it may in other seasons.
However, there are still some things you can do to prepare your grass for the spring.
There are also some treatments that may benefit your lawn during the colder weather.
What happens to your lawn in the winter?
The most significant thing that happens to your grass during the winter is that rate of growth slows as the soil and air temperature drops. If the temperature remains above 5 degrees Celsius there will always be some growth so some mowing may be necessary in milder winters.
The winter weather will also impact on your lawn’s health more generally. Heavy rain can cause your lawn to become waterlogged which can encourage the growth of moss, while snow can cause fungal diseases to incubate and spread. Walking on a wet lawn can also create muddy patches
How can you look after your lawn in winter?
As much as possible stay off your lawn to avoid damaging the grass. As the grass will grow less quickly it shouldn’t be necessary to cut your grass much, if at all. If you do need to mow it, give your lawn some time to dry out before doing so, and mow it on a high setting. Don’t be tempted to cut it short. You can also use the time to trim the edges of your lawn, and to cut back overhanging trees and bushes. You should also continue to remove fallen leaves and debris from the lawn.
If you have a regularly used route across your lawn, for example to a shed or a back gate, you may well have noticed how muddy it gets during the winter. As the weather gets better toward the end of February, you may want to consider laying a path to prevent this becoming a problem again. This can be as simple as laying ‘stepping stones’ to keep people off your grass.
How can All Green help?
During the winter All Green Lawn Treatments can apply moss control treatments together with fertilisers containing micronutrients.
These will help to prepare your lawn for the spring. Your lawn may benefit from other services depending on it’s condition, so why not take advantage of our free lawn analysis.