Here are Will’s Norfolk Lawns top 6 January lawn tips.
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.
Waterlogging can occur in some areas of your lawn during the winter following heavy rainfall. Most likely in areas with compacted soil or shaded areas of your garden. If any areas are sitting wet, we advise spiking with a garden fork to help improve surface drainage.
Aeration is one of the most important practices to be carried out on any turf surface. If your lawn hasn’t be aerated for some time, we advise planning to do so between February-April.
For further information of the benefits of Aeration, see our Lawn Aeration blog.
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 in spring.
During the growing season mowing with a suitable mower with a sharp blade is extremely important for the health and appearance of your lawn. It is likely your mower spends more time undercover in the shed or garage during the winter months, therefore it is a great time to get it down to the local mower maintenance shop for a service.
Due to the dark and damp autumn and winter months the UK climate throws at us, it gives moss the ideal conditions to try and encroach into our lawns. If you haven’t done so already we advise applying an iron based moss control treatment to your lawn to prevent the spread.
At Will’s Norfolk Lawns we applying three moss control treatments during the course of a year in our Autumn, Winter and Early Spring treatments. Please get in touch for more information.
We recommend raking out any particularly thick patches of moss in your lawn using a spring-tine rake 2-3 weeks following a moss control treatment.
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