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Prepare for the arrival of Winter

Winter Lawn Care Tips - www.grassclippings.co.ukGales, Snow, Frost, Cold, Christmas... familiar words at the moment. 

Winter officially starts on December 22nd this year and surprisingly, it is quite mild in the South East and the grass is still growing, albeit at a slower rate than a month ago. 

The turf grasses will not stop growing but it will be a little difficult for new grass seed to germinate out of the formal growing season. 

Lawn Seed sown some eight weeks ago should be at around three to four leaves stages (number of leaves) now and these will continue to develop over the winter.

Here are a few handy jobs that can still be completed on the lawn should you need an excuse to get out of Christmas shopping.....

  1. Clear up any leaves and twigs from the lawn and border edges and hidden hollows
  2. Trim the edges of the lawn alongside the plant border ready for next spring
  3. Trim alongside pathways and patios
  4. Perform an audit of any shrub overhang or make a note for the early Spring
  5. Control Worm Casts on the lawn with CastClear Worm Cast Suppressant
  6. Keep an eye out for Fusarium Disease and treat, especially on new lawns
  7. Re turf any areas of the lawn - it is not too late to lay new turf so long as conditions allow you to
  8. Raise the height of the lawn mower and mow the lawn taking off no more than 25% of growth - this task will really lift the garden for the Christmas Holidays
  9. Send the lawn mower in for a service once 8. domplete
  10. Apply an Autumn and Winter Lawn Fertiliser
  11. Aerate the lawn
  12. Apply a winter tonic of Soluble Iron (also know as Ferrous Sulphate) to retard any moss and to provide vital winter colour Remember to keep off a snow laden or frosty lawn

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