Guides: Seasonal

Winter Lawn Care

Winter is upon us and it is time to give yourself and your lawn a bit of a break – lovely! It is a quiet time for maintenance, so winter lawn care isn't much of a necessity. just tidy it up and enjoy a break from gardening!

Mowing

  • You may have already done you last mow of the year. This should be done towards the end of autumn/ the start of winter depending on the weather.
  • If you are doing your last mow, make sure the grass is dry and mow on a high setting to avoid stressing the grass.

Stay Off

  • Try to stay off the lawn throughout the winter, particularly in wet or frosty periods. If not, when the lawn has thawed you’ll be left with lovely black footprints all over your lawn! These should repair themselves come the spring, if not you’ll need to remove the dead grass and seed the patches in the spring.

Feeding

  • If you want to give your lawn a little help over the winter, avoid using the same feed you use the rest of the year, as this will just damage the lawn.
  • If you want to ‘green up’ your lawn, the best thing to use will be a liquid feed with potassium and iron and low nitrogen.

Prepare for the Following Year

  • While this is a quiet time in your garden, it is a good chance to service and maintain your garden tools and lawn mower ready to start all over again when spring comes around! Check out our blog on looking after garden tools for some handy tips. Or, if you prefer a more visual guide, see our handy infographic on showing your gardening tools some TLC.
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