Winter lawn care

Winter lawn care

Winter is a quiet time for the lawn.

It’s essential to keep foot traffic to a minimum and to keep an eye on the growth of the lawn.

Use the winter months as a time to plan and prepare for the season ahead. If your garden needs a new lawn, plan it out over the winter, so that you are ready for action when the warmer weather arrives.

Stop mowing

During the winter your lawn should stop growing and therefore will not require mowing.

Sweep up fallen leaves

Periodically sweep up fallen leaves and any debris, but be careful to keep foot traffic to a minimum as this could damage your lawn.

Look out for water puddles

If water puddles on your lawn after heavy rain, this is a sign that the soil is compacted and will benefit from aerating later on in the spring.

Caring for new lawns over winter

Keep off newly sown or turfed areas of lawn.

If a heavy frost lifts new turfs, then use a heavy roller during a dry spell to level them out again.

Prepare for a new lawn

If you are planning to sow a new lawn in the spring, dig over the area during the winter and leave the soil in clumps on the surface for the frost to break it up.