If you have a natural lawn, then you’ll know how much hard work it takes to keep it in pristine condition. In this post, we’re going to be talking about keeping your natural lawn turf in that very same condition throughout winter.
Mowing Your Lawn
Unlike summer, you won’t be mowing your lawn anywhere near as much. In fact, you need only do this when the conditions are suitable, this will be before the frost and freezing weather set in. Don’t mow if there’s been any heavy frosts or when the ground is extremely wet. If the weather is warmer, then naturally, your lawn will need mowing. In autumn make sure the cut is higher than during the summer season so make sure you adjust the setting on your mower accordingly.
Clear Debris and Leaves
Make sure you clear all the debris and leaves from your lawn by using a quality rake or brush. If you don’t do this on a regular basis, the leaves will trap moisture, and this in turn can cause disease and worms, and this is bad news for your lawn.
Lawn Turf and Aeration
Yes, aeration is great for your lawn because it allows air into the roots thus helping you to keep your lawn healthy. Aerate your lawn by raking it with a fork or spiking machine, and you’ll reap the benefits later.
Worms and Moles
What if you already have some worms and moles residing in your garden? Try to keep in mind that worms are your friend, and your lawns! They benefit the soil by improving the nutrient content so leave worm casts as they are until they’ve dried completely and then just sweep them away.
Keep an Eye Out For Potential Problems
What should you be looking out for in the autumn and winter? There may be some algae, and this could be due to too much shade or not enough drainage. You may also suffer with dying patches of lawn from where there’s been too much foot traffic, in which case creating a path, perhaps with stones or slate may help take the pressure away from your lawn.
Autumn is a great time to give your lawn a little boost with some special autumn lawn food. This can help to kill moss and help strengthen the roots, so it does two jobs. It will also help create a greener, lusher lawn when the spring comes. You can buy one in any good garden centre or supermarket that caters for gardens. Any moss you’ve managed to kill off with the lawn feed will need to be raked away after.
The Turf Shop – Lawn Turf Experts
If you need a hand with your lawn turf, or if you have any questions regarding what we’ve talked about today, get in touch and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members here at The Turf Shop. We’re always happy to help.