Many people are under the impression that there is nothing that they can do about the way that their lawn looks in the winter months. They just accept that they will have to wait until spring before it starts looking its best again. However, if you have seen homes with lush green lawns during the winter then you will know that this is not the case.
The following tips can help you prepare your lawn for winter so that it continues to look good the whole year round.
Keep It Clear
Your lawn should be kept clear of any debris that may affect growth, such as fallen leaves. This is a job that will need to be done every other day or so when autumn has just begun. If the grass is looking quite long, then it may help to cut it one last time so that light is able to reach the stems of the grass. This will prevent it turning yellow.
You can increase the amount of drainage your lawn has by using a fork to make holes in the ground. This will also allow air to get to the roots of the grass, which can aid growth. Brushing sand into the holes can prevent them from closing up again, but this can be a very time consuming job, especially if you have a large lawn.
Use Lawn Food Designed For Autumn
Lawn food that has been specifically designed for the autumn and winter months will have all the nutrients that the lawn needs to stay healthy during both of these seasons. This type of feed is also likely to have an ingredient that will kill any moss that is growing on your lawn.
Treat Any Bare Patches
Any bare patches should be dealt with now rather than waiting for next spring. There are special kits that you can buy that contain everything you need to treat patchy grass. Using grass seeds and top soil will also be just as effective. In order to get the best results, ensure that you use a high quality top soil so that the seeds have everything that they need to grow.
Give The New Grass Time To Grow
Any new grass that you have planted will need time to grow and this is something you need to be aware of. Try and stay off the lawn as much as possible so that the new grass is not being trampled, and pets should also be kept off the lawn while new grass is growing. The autumn and winter months tend to be quite wet anyway so you shouldn't have to worry too much about watering the lawn, but keep an eye on it to ensure that it is not becoming too dry.
Following these tips can help you to make sure that the lawn you have kept so beautifully throughout the summer stays looking good for the rest of the year.