Once the festivities of the holiday season are over, seasonal guests are long gone and New Year’s resolutions possibly long broken, January is the perfect time to wrap up warm and get outdoors to give your garden a bit of winter pampering.
Follow these simple tips and tricks in order to help boost the growth of your lawn and garden.
- Avoid Waterlogging. If your garden had experienced large amounts of rainfall over the winter months it could be at risk of waterlogging. If there are any areas of your lawn that you know lay wet, spike the soil with a garden fork to help improve the surface drainage.
- Stay Off Frosty Lawns. Walking on a frosty lawn may seem harmless at the time, however the damage will become evident once the frost has cleared. If you walk on your frozen lawn you will risk fracturing the grass plants and shearing the root structure, leaving dark discoloured footprints to form which will stay for quite some time. These footprints will remain and in some cases the damage can kill the grass completely.
- Keep Lawns Clear Of Debris. Regularly clear debris off of your lawns. Debris and leaves laying on the surface for long periods of time will cause the grass to yellow and die-back leaving behind a much thinner grass coverage, leading to increased levels of weed and moss come springtime.
- Look Out For Moss. Moss thrives on moisture therefore can spread across your lawn during winter months. If ground conditions are suitable, rake out any patches of moss to help grass recovery.
- Prepare Your Mower For Spring. Serving your mower ready for the cutting season is a must-do winter task. A good mowing regime is vitally important for a healthy lawn. Doing so with a suitable mower and a sharp blade will benefit your lawn by creating a healthier, denser grass sward.