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.
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.
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.
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.