Winter Lawn Care
Once winter comes around you may feel as though your lawn needs no work done to it at all. The cold, frost and general bad weather will mean that your grass probably won’t need to be cut too often during the winter months and the lawn may look dormant from around October right through until the spring. However, you should consider the long term effect that leaving your lawn untreated during the cold months will have on your grass the following year.
One tip is to make sure that you don’t leave anything on your lawn over winter. While it may not seem like an important factor in the health and wellbeing of your garden, leaving big objects on the grass over the cold spell will mean that it doesn’t receive enough moisture and come spring time it will look patchy and dead in places that haven’t had access to enough water and sunlight. Proper lawn care over the winter months should include removing all debris and large objects as well as regularly sweeping large piles of leaves off the grass. The growth of your garden may stop towards the end of the fall period however if it doesn’t receive enough nutrients in that time the effects will be noticeable the next year.
If you are worried about certain parts of your lawn dying over winter and your garden look very patchy and uneven then consider planting some rye grass; this survives the cold spells very well and grows well and in unison with the grass that is already planted meaning that your lawn will look much fuller and greener over the winter period than normal. Some simple lawn care steps can ensure a healthy garden during the winter months and while it will make your lawn look more alive from October to March it will also save you a lot of work the following spring.
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