What happens to your grass in the winter?
In this blog we will explain what happens to your grass in the winter and how you can properly maintain your grass ready for the New Year.
Grass growth in the winter slows right down during, so the cold winter months there is no need to cut your grass.
DO NOT mow the lawn if the grass is wet as this can harm your lawn and leave long term damage. So if you’re considering it, it’s probably best not to mow your lawn as your blades will be harmed when the temperature drops below zero.
During the autumn and winter your grass will need as much sunlight as possible, so you must make sure that all leaves that have dropped during the cold season get swept up you must make sure to sweep up fallen leaves and any debris that may occur. If you don’t clean your lawn there will be a good chance that it will lead to killing off areas of grass by starving it of air and sunlight.
With that being said from cutting your grass in the winter there is nothing stopping you planting grass seeds at any time of year, however seed needs will always need two things to grow this is warmth and moisture. However if the soil temperature is cold because of cold harsh weather your seeds will not germinate as the most favourable times of year for sowing are Spring.
It’s best to water your lawn one last time before the cold winter weather kicks in this is help activate any grass fertilisers you may have in place.
So call us a call on 0115 961 5431 where a member of staff will be more than happy to help you out with any questions about lawn care in the winter.