As the holiday season approaches much of your attention will turn to how your home looks indoors instead of out – aside from perhaps a few festive decorations dotted about!
And while prepping your lawn for winter may not be at the top of your to-do list, it will prove useful in securing a flying start for your spring lawn.
Tip 1: Protect your grass
During winter your lawn becomes vulnerable to the effects of frost, snow and disease meaning it needs a little extra help to stay strong and healthy. Feeding your lawn the right fertiliser at the right time of year will provide it with all the nutrients it needs to get through the colder months and emerge healthy in spring. If you’re worried that your lawn might be already showing signs of being sick, you may wish to consider applying a QUICK RELEASE: Autumn / Winter fertiliser. This fertiliser is high in phosphate and potassium that team up to strengthen your lawns root system and harden your grass so it can build immunity against disease. As it is a quick release fertiliser, it will make fast work of protecting your lawn when it needs it most. A slow release winter fertiliser will replicate the same results over a longer period of time.
Tip 2: Quick tidy up
It may seem obvious, but clearing leaves and debris off your lawn regularly will really help its condition when spring rolls around. Leaves left on your lawn create an extra layer of moisture that can encourage fungal diseases to form. During winter, most trees will have completed the majority of their autumnal shredding so carrying out a final tidy up will help your lawn breathe a sigh of relief! Our grass seed bags are excellent for collecting leaves in or if you have an unused spot in your garden you can redeposit them there to create a home for wildlife. Tidying up leaves isn’t the only thing you can do to help your grass out – moving unused furniture or objects in your garden – e.g. swing sets, trampolines etc. can give your grass a much-needed opportunity to recover.
Tip 3: Mower maintenance
Blunt blades and faulty parts can stop you in your tracks when your grass is in desperate need of a haircut come spring! Servicing your mower now saves you a job so you can get going as soon as your grass resumes growing. If you are looking to replace your lawnmower or upgrade to a cylinder lawnmower for those statement stripes, Black Friday and January Sales are a great opportunity to nab a bargain!