Give your grass TLC during the cooler months so it will look lush and green come spring
Cool weather, shorter days and less sunlight.
For your favourite patch of green, winter offers a recipe for disaster.
It’s true that most lawns take a beating in the colder seasons, but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure yours stays healthy, and ready to surge back to life in the spring.
Here are our simple tips for winter lawn success.
For years, the advice was to cut the grass at a certain height to suit the time of the year.
So what is the right height? Most lawns are warm-season varieties, meaning they grow quicker when the temperature is higher and slower during the cooler months.
As such, you’ll only need to mow about once a month in the winter.
The right height
A rule of thumb is that grass should feel comfortable under bare feet, as the lawn needs sufficient leaf blades to achieve effective photosynthesis. If you cut it too short, it is likely to be weakened, while leaving it too long may cause fungal problems, so finding a happy medium is best.
TIP When it comes to how short to cut the grass at any time of year, think Goldilocks. Not too short, not too long, but just right.