Caring for your lawn is a season-round job. It requires attention to keep it looking healthy despite the changing seasons. You might be concerned about how the colder months will affect your lawn. So, how do I care for my lawn this winter? 

For the best results, you should apply a lawn treatment during winter to keep it healthy throughout the colder season. You will also want to remove any debris, such as leaves, garden furniture and other objects, to prevent patches come springtime. These steps will keep your lawn in tip-top shape until the warmer months return. 

Read on to learn everything you need to know about taking care of your lawn this winter with MyLawn. 

Care For Your Lawn In The Winter 

It’s really important to take care of your lawn all year round. Come springtime, your lawn will flourish with the right care in the colder months, allowing you to get the most out of your outdoor space. It’s important to know what care is needed for your lawn this winter.

Our treatments are designed to combat moss, fungal diseases and to give the lawn more resilience. In turn this will help keep the lawn stronger and in a much better position ready for spring.

What Damage Does Winter Cause to My Lawn? 

Winter can cause a lot of damage to your lawn without the right care. If you leave debris on your lawn, such as decaying leaves, twigs, furniture or toys your lawn will be suffocated and unable to receive any light. This can cause patches that won’t then recover until your grass comes out of its dormant season. It’s important to prioritise a regular winter tidy up as it’ll pay dividends come spring. Additionally, if you walk over your lawn during a heavy frost, you can break the grass blades. This will leave behind unsightly yellow/brown footprints that will take time to recover.  

What Care Is Needed For my lawn In the winter? 

You can give your lawn a range of treatments to keep it looking lush this winter season. We will take care of your lawn, so you don’t have to. We offer treatments here at MyLawn, such as: 

  • Aeration: Creates thousands of small holes in your lawn allowing much needed air, water and nutrients to reach the rootzone. Aeration can help reduce soil compaction and also allow surface water to drain off your lawn more freely. Aeration is great preparation for a lusher lawn come spring time.
  • Winter Moss Control: If you feel that your lawn has a lot of moss growth, we offer a moss control service. Not only does this treatment green up your lawn but you will also see an immediate change in the colour of any moss as it starts to die back.

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Should I Cut My Grass In The Winter? 

Mowing your lawn is an important part of caring for your lawn during winter. You can mow your lawn during the winter season. The temperature does need to be at the minimum of 5 degrees so the roots aren’t exposed to the cold temperatures. It also needs to be dry when you cut the grass as you run the risk of rut damage and ripping out the roots of your grass.  The mower is really useful for picking up any fallen leaves.

When Shouldn’t I Cut My Grass? 

You shouldn’t cut your grass when the ground conditions are wet, soft or frozen, as you can risk damaging your lawn. This will leave your lawn looking patchy, and it won’t grow fully during the spring and summer seasons. 

It’s important to know how to care for your lawn. We recommend that you don’t cut your grass too short. The recommended height is approximately 50mm or 2 inches. Grass that is cut too short is more exposed to the elements and more at risk of developing moss. 

Protect Your Lawn This Winter With MyLawn 

If you want to keep your lawn looking healthy despite the cold, why not get in contact with one of our specialists to get your lawn treated before the winter hits? Most of our services can be applied on the same day. 

For the best lawn care before the winter season, contact us today through our contact form or on 01829 309169

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