Proud homeowners are being urged to keep on top of garden maintenance this winter to keep their grass looking green and healthy.
Experts have revealed the secret ways to make your garden stand out from the crowd with its pristine grass. Winter weather can create a struggle for those trying to keep their outdoor spaces in a healthy condition due to the lack of sunlight and heavy rainfall.
However, there are some 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.
Here are the top tips to keep your grass green throughout winter:
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.
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.
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.
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.