During the Winter months of January and February your lawns and soil are cold and wet. There doesn’t seem to be much happening above ground and the cold month does not give much encouragement to do any gardening. But with a little hard work in February you will notice a difference throughout the year to the appearance of your lawn and what lies beneath.
Most people will advise against mowing your grass in the Winter. We have to remember that grass is a plant and is continually growing and with the warmer Winters it is worth while every month to give the lawn a light mowing, with your mower set high, to avoid cutting too short. This will stop the lawn getting too leggy as it grows searching for light.
Lawn aeration is ideally suited to the Autumn/Winter months as long as the soil isn’t too wet. The aim is too produce air holes in the soil for water, nutrient and air movement and to make the soil more aerobic for roots to grow in to.
Your lawn will also require some kind of feed this time of year. Avoid fertiliser that has a high nitrogen content as we don’t want to encourage soft leaf growth for fear of frost damage. A fertiliser with a higher proportion of phosphorous and potassium is best. An application of iron is recommended to kill any moss present.
You need to keep any debris off of your lawn. Leaves are a major cause of grass dying back so must be raked up and disposed of or composted. Also try to prevent anything from sitting on your lawn for extended periods as this will also kill the grass.
Frosts are common and so it is best to stay off the lawn to prevent any damage. Although unsightly damage caused by walking on frosty lawns will recover
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