The winter season is a tough time for us passionate gardeners, with very little maintenance needed for our gardens. With frequent frosts and potential snow, we have to reside ourselves to being indoors more. Something that’s not so easy given the current nationwide lockdown.
However, if you’re eager to get out into your garden there are things that can be done.
First things first it’s never a good idea to walk over your lawn if it is frozen. When your lawn is frozen the grass becomes rigid, when walked on the leaf cells will rupture and the blades of grass will be damaged. You will be left with footprints all over your lawn and can take months for this to disappear. Our advice, if your lawn is frozen stay indoors.
Clearing Leaves and Debris
If, however, your lawn is not frozen you can start by clearing away any fallen leaves and debris from your garden. Throughout the Autumn and Winter seasons, plenty of leaves will fall. Using a light rake or a brush simply sweep these to one side. Once all the leaves have been collected deposit them in your garden waste. If leaves are left on your lawn, they will trap moisture within the lawn and could potentially attract diseases and worms.
Mowing the Lawn
Realistically chances of mowing your lawn this month are slim. Instead, if you haven’t done so already, we would advise giving you lawn mower a good clean and service. This will help prolong the life of your mower.
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