How to keep your green lawn in winter – top tips you need to know
Homeowners are being urged to keep on top of garden maintenance this winter to keep their grass looking green and healthy. It makes your home looks oso much etter, adds value and makes you proud! Outdoor experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have revealed the secret ways to keep your lawn green and make your garden stand out from the crowd with its pristine grass.
The problems in keeping a green lawn
Due to the lack of sunlight and heavy rainfall keeping your lawn green can be a problem and it may look tried and dull and grey and sludgy and well, just awful really.
A spokesperson for Garden Buildings Direct said: “It’s vital for gardeners to look after their grass in the winter months, as the change in weather can create harmful conditions for the soil and lead to an unpleasant appearance.
They have some revealed a range helpful tips to follow this winter to ensure the grass thrives during harsher conditions. These range from spoon feeding the grass with fertiliser, to mowing the lawn every three weeks – even in frosty weather. Are you up for the challenge?
“Maintenance is key to keeping a green lawn in the colder months, but it’s also important to use these simple methods if you want to achieve perfectly green grass.
“We’ve found six useful ways for homeowners to revitalise their garden’s look and make their grass greener than ever.”
Here are the top tips from Garden Buildings Direct to keep your green lawn throughout winter:
Fertiliser for a green lawn
To strengthen grass growth and maintain the perfect colour, regularly applying fertiliser throughout winter will help to improve the overall quality of the grass. During the colder season, you should increase the amount of fertiliser you use to help prevent any disease caused by the rougher weather.
Mow every three weeks
They say things come in threes and this rule applies when you’re mowing the grass. It’s important to keep the grass at a sensible length between 1.5 to 2 inches, or 2.5 depending on how well your grass reacts to being mowed (go higher if it reacts negatively). Cutting the grass down too far in winter can lead to bare patches in the garden and inconsistencies in colour.
Remove weeds for a green lawn
While it’s standard for gardeners to remove weeds, the cold weather can put people off from getting the fiddly jobs completed. Digging out the weeds around the grass can help keep the fresh healthy and fresh. If you’re using a spray to remove the weeds, make sure not to spray it on the grass as this can ruin its condition and it will stand out like a sore thumb in an otherwise green garden.
Here’s a surprising tip which makes grass beam in colour over winter – sprinkling coffee grounds as a form of fertiliser releases hydrogen into the soil which provides useful nutrients for the soil. Make sure to rake it in so the grounds go directly into the soil and try to limit the amount you use, as in some cases it can leave patches of brown in the grass.
Overseeding for a green lawn in winter
To achieve an eye-catching look and colour in the garden, overseeding helps to fill in the gaps in the grass and will help thicken the consistency. It’s also a great way to help build up any patchy areas in the grass and improve the overall look.
Iron sulphate for a green lawn
Increasing the amount of iron helps to boost the amount of nutrients in grass and overtime darkens the colour as it’ll help improve the pH levels in the grass to help prevent any unpleasant colour changes.