Greener Gardens Winter Lawn Health
As autumn turns to winter:
1. Make the most of any dry days and rake the lawn to keep it free of leaves.
2. Service the Mower and ensure to check that the blades are sharp. If you have a petrol mower add a fuel enhancer (eg B&Q Lawn Mower Fuel Enhancer £5.98) This will provide additional protection to your mower engine and increase the longevity of the fuel. Stale fuel is a common problem of over wintered machinery.
Because of the mild autumn the grass is still actively growing, keeping the lawn trimmed will vastly improves it's appearance, your property kerb appeal and the lawns health.
Below are a few winter lawn care tips:
Correct mowing makes the difference between a "so-so" lawn and a great one. As we move into winter here are a few simple steps when mowing that make a big difference in your lawns appearance whatever time of year:
2. Keep the lawn clear
Leaf Litter - Collect weekly any dead leaves that fall on the lawn. If they are left, they can encourage weaken the grass leading to bare patches and the spread of pests and disease. Rake up or blow the leaves into heaps ready for composting.
Worm Casts - The increase in rainfall has also seen a dramatic increase in worm activity. Worm casts play havoc, making lawns look messy and ultimately encourage weeds and weed grasses. A wire rake is good for removing casts, alternatively use a brush.
We hope that this lawn health article is useful and look forward to seeing you on our next visit.
The Greener Gardens Team