20/12/2020 by Woodland Garden Services 0 Comments
Taking Care of Your Lawn during the Winter
Achieving a perfect lawn is something that needs to be worked on all year round. While a lot of work is done in the warmer months, neglecting a garden through the winter can mean that you’re starting all over again when the sun starts to shine. Read on through this blog to see our top tips for taking care of your lawn when the frost starts to bite.
Let the Lawn Rest
One of the most important things to do during the winter is to let the lawn rest as much as possible. This is especially important when the ground is wet or frosty, as you can do serious damage to your lawn if you’re not careful. Your grass plants are fragile, and any added pressure from footfall can cause significant damage without you realizing. There are steps to take if you still need to use the area during the harsher months, including adding stepping stones that take the pressure off the grass.
Avoid Mowing If Possible
If possible, mowing should be avoided. When the temperature sits below 5°, grass will not grow, so you shouldn’t have any need to mow the lawn during cold winters. However, if you find that your lawn is still growing, there are guidelines to follow.
You should never mow your lawn when it’s wet, when frost is expected, or at the same level as you would during the summer. Instead, wait for a dry, frost-free day and cut at around 25% higher than you would for a normal cut.
Winter is also a good time of year to get your mower serviced, as it’ll see much more use during spring, summer, and even autumn.
Keep It Clear
Making sure that your lawn is kept clear can reap certain benefits. Anything that falls onto your lawn, including leaves and other debris, has the potential to trap moisture in the lawn, causing it to encourage disease and worm activity. While some worms can help the nutrient content of your garden, you don’t want your lawn to be overloaded with them.
Using a light rake or brush, simply remove any debris to have a healthy lawn that has the right amount of moisture.
Get Air into It
Adding aeration to your lawn can also help with preventing excess moisture. Using a fork or spiking machine, make small holes in your lawn to help with a range of issues. These holes reduce compaction, improve drainage, and allow more air to enter the root system. All these benefits help to ensure that you have a top-quality lawn to work on once spring comes around.
Keep an Eye on It
The most important thing you can do for your lawn during the winter is to keep an eye on it. As someone that takes pride in your lawn, you’re the best person to spot when something’s not quite right. Things like algae build-up and mole hills are easy to spot, but only by checking things every day will you see water building up or the grass becoming damaged.
If you are worried about any part of your garden during the winter, remember that we’re only a phone call away!
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