A Winter Lawn Checklist

Written by Ian Thompson

Ian holds a Masters in Turf Management from Sydney University, has over 20 years experience working as a golf course Superintendent, turf manager, product formulation and development. We call him our resident Lawn genius.

Clear Debris

Start by removing any fallen leaves, branches, or other debris from your lawn. A clean surface allows more sunlight, better air circulation and reduces the risk of disease.

Mow at the Right Height

Keeping your lawn a little longer allows for more leaf blade to absorb sunlight and keep the plant healthy.


Applying liquid fertilisers for quick absorption and colour is a great way to provide essential nutrients throughout the dormant season, ensuring a strong and vibrant lawn in Spring.

Water Appropriately

Adjust your watering schedule based on the weather conditions. In most cases, lawns require less water during Winter, but it’s essential to provide occasional deep watering if there is a prolonged dry spell.

Protect from Frost

If you live in an area with temperatures drop below 5 degrees, protect your lawn from frost damage. Avoid walking on frozen grass, as it can cause stress and lead to damage.

Beware Fusarium

Monitor your lawn for small circular patch disease with pink/red/yellow edges, Fusarium is a common lawn disease during Winter. If seen on your lawn treat with an appropriate fungicide.

Reduce traffic

Try to minimise traffic on the lawn during Winter as recovery times are slower.

Plan for Spring

Use the Winter months to plan and prepare for Spring lawn care. Research new lawn care techniques, equipment upgrades, or landscaping ideas that you’d like to implement once the soil temperatures increase.

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