1. Ensure your mower is serviced and blades are sharpened each winter ready for the mowing season to begin in spring time.

2. If you encounter any unusual activity in your lawn such as birds pecking at the grass, get in touch with Will’s Norfolk Lawns to check for chafer grubs and leatherjackets.

3. Worm casts - worm activity is great for your lawn and generally a sign of healthy soil. Before you mow, brush worm cats off the surface of your lawn to avoid creating small bare patches within your grass which moss and weeds can exploit.

4. During warm and dry spells throughout the year, raise the height of your mower to reduce stress on your lawn.

5. If you have any sporadic patches of moss in your lawn, rake these out two-three weeks after a lawn moss control has been applied in the autumn or spring to prevent the moss from spreading.

6. Keep lawns clear of weed and debris during autumn and winter months. Leaving debris laying on your lawn for long periods of time can cause the grass to thin and die off, as well as aiding the development of disease.

7. Avoid walking on your lawn in waterlogged conditions. In Norfolk we are fortunate to have mostly sand-based soils, meaning water usually drains away quickly. However if there is standing water on your lawn, take a garden fork to the area to assist with surface drainage.

8. Keep off your lawn in frosty and snowy conditions. Walking on your lawn with frost or snow on the ground can damage/kill the grass underneath and promote the development of disease. All leaving you with extra renovation work to carry out.

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