Lawn care doesn't stop during Winter! I agree it's difficult to brace the morning fog that embodies frostbite and fripples but its still a necessary care for your home!
We've got a few tips here on how to do the least amount of work, to keep your lawn looking vibrant and healthy during Winter, and have your Lloyd neighbours envious during Summer.
Here are some of the basic tasks you need to perform when caring for your lawn in winter.
Lots of Sun!
As with any lawn and plants, fauna (i think) sunlight is needed. That gets hard in Winter but if you prepare in the earlier warmer months, fertilising, leaving grass clippings, all that jazz, winter should be a breeze... a cold breeze, but a breeze nonethelese.
If you live in central Wagga, you'll notice the leaves that basically flood the streets. These don't help you grass. They blocksunlight and keep in the cold. Wet cold leaves... rake them away.
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Whilst you’re at bunnings getting your spiky-crocs buy some fertilizer and throw it around, good nutrients = better grass.
Better grass = Neighbor envy.
You don’t need to water your lawn much, unless it’s looking very dry. If you do water it, 15 minutes in the morning should do you fine. Overwatering can lead to fungi and root rot.
This comes from someone with absolutely no professional background in maintaining lawn so take it with a grain of salt. Don’t use salt.
Mow higher and less frequently
Like a bear but grass, your lawn will slow down during winter, basically to hibernate. So it’s advisable to raise the mowing height to prevent hurting it! It’s like winter warmth, extra fat.
When mowing your lawn, do not cut the grass lower than 2.5 cm. You don’t have to be as on the ball during winter as you do Summer or Spring, you can mow your lawn when the length of the grass’s blades exceeds 6 cm or every 3-4 weeks.
There’s probably a scientific way of saying this but with lots of foot traffic and the fluctuation in temperatures, the soil can become rock hard. This hinders the roots from getting optimal nutrition and sustenance. You can head to bunnings and get these strap-on-spike crocs that allow you to aerate (air-ate) the grass to let it breathe.