winter lawn care

WHEN SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS BEGIN ITS WINTER LANDSCAPING & LAWN TREATMENTS?

Winter treatments are different to the rest of the year as they do not require a ‘feed’. However, from October you will need to start considering a vigorous treatment for moss and weeds. Darker, wetter months will see a spike in unwanted plant life.

 

Why should the business treat its lawn in winter?

Winter is a very harsh month for all, but especially so for your lawn. To survive the various elements the grass will need to be treated with specialized solutions. Our treatments help to stimulate chlorophyll activity – this, in turn, creates strong robust grass in the spring. It’s also important to dehydrate your lawn, as over hydration can kill it.

 

What should the business use to treat its lawn during winter?

The business should use this time to treat the lawn with a blanket spray. This helps to control weed and moss growth and keeps the lawn nice and healthy whilst it hibernates.

 

How often should the business mow its lawn in winter?

Although it’s extremely unlikely to need it, if you find the grass growing above 2 inches then you may want to consider mowing it. Just ensure you are cutting it all at the exact same height.

 

How should the business deal with weeds and moss during winter?

Moss and weeds are very common in winter and a blanket spray will help to reduce this. Keeping the lawn maintained is crucial if you want a lovely luscious lawn to grow in spring. If a treatment doesn’t appear to be working, discuss the potential of an additional treatment.

 

How often should the business water its lawn winter?

Unlike other months, where you need to keep the lawn hydrated, you actually need to dehydrate it. Rain and snow in large doses can over hydrate grass and cause it to die. Drying the lawn will also help to decrease the patches of moss and weeds. No more water is needed until March.

OUR SEASONAL LAWN TREATMENT PROGRAMME

We offer businesses four seasonal visits to the premises, ensuring lawns and grounds have the perfect balance of nutrients 365 days a year.

Each quarterly visit covers the following:

Spring Treatment

Spring treatments usually commence from late March to early April, depending on the weather. We liaise with you directly to arrange an appointment to visit your premises, where we will provide essential nutrients together with a selective weed killer to improve the condition of your lawn after the harsh winter months. This fertiliser will stimulate growth and improve the colour of your lawn.

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Summer Treatment

A controlled release granular fertiliser is applied to maintain the strong growth of your lawn and reduce the effects of warm, dry weather conditions. A spot spray selective herbicide may also be applied, if required to keep weed population to an absolute minimum. The combination of fertiliser and herbicide maintains a green, healthy-looking lawn throughout those enjoyable summer months. This treatment is normally applied between May and July.

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Autumn Treatment

 

Our autumn treatment includes a fertiliser which contains less nitrogen but more magnesium. Magnesium helps to develop a strong root system on the lawn by protecting it from winter conditions. Again, a selective spot weedkiller may also be applied if required. This treatment is normally applied between August and September.

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Winter Treatment

Once the summer sun has departed and the ground gets damp moss can begin to flourish. This winter treatment involves spraying the lawn with liquid iron which turns the moss black almost instantly and gradually works its way into the roots. This improves the colour of the grass so that it looks it’s best throughout the winter months. Winter treatments will start in October at the earliest.

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