December Lawn Advice

Here are Will’s Norfolk Lawns top 6 December lawn tips.

Winter Treatment

Maintaining a healthy lawn is a 12 month of the year job. Although the days might be short and cold, your lawn still need some attention. Apply a specialist winter fertiliser and/or an iron treatment to keep moss at bay. This will give your lawn the best chance of remaining healthy during the winter.

For more information on Will’s Norfolk Lawns Winter treatment, see our Seasonal Treatment page.

Mowing

The days might be shorter and cooler, however your lawn will still be growing and in need of some TLC. Mowing once or twice a month between November-February will keep your lawn in the best condition possible. Do so on a height between 30-50mm. Avoid mowing too short as this will encourage the development of moss.

Aeration

Aeration is one of the most important practices to be carried out on any turf surface. If your lawn hasn’t been aerated for some time, we advise planning to do so this month.

 

For further information of the benefits of Aeration, see our Lawn Aeration blog.

Debris Clearance

Regularly clearing debris from the surface of your lawn is a vitally important maintenance task to maintain a healthy grass coverage. Leaves and debris laying on your lawn for prolonged periods of time will starve the grass plants of vital air and sunlight, leading to patches dying off and becoming thin. Once sections of your lawn become thin and patchy, it is likely moss and weeds will take over leaving a much poorer appearance and/or costly repair work needing to carried out next spring.

Worm Casts

Did you know there are around 27 species of worms in the UK but only 3 create worm casts on the surface of your lawn. Worms are great for your lawns health, however the casts created need managing to avoid damage to the turf. On a dry day pick, brush or blow the worm casts off the surface of your lawn and mow on a high setting when required. Removing leaves from your lawn will also deter worms casting.

Frozen Lawns

Avoid walking on frosty lawns as much as possible. Walking on frozen lawns may seem harmless at the time however this can lead to the grass leaves fracturing or root shearing. Both are likely to leave unsightly looking bruised marks on the surface of your lawn once the frost has cleared. In most cases the bruising will remain in your lawn until it grows out in spring, or occasionally can cause patches to die off altogether.

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