HAPPY NEW YEAR and January Lawn Care Tips

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and wish you the happiest, healthiest and most successful year for 2016.

Our Christmas consisted of copious amounts of wine, bucks fizz, port, mince pies, boxes of chocolates and pigs in blankets and we’re still feeling very full, not that we’re complaining!

Anyway… Nothing better than getting our knapsack on and treating some lawns to burn those extra calories off! We’re looking forward to caring for lawns in 2016 , as always and can’t wait to get stuck in!

For the most of us around the Yorkshire area it has been a VERY wet past few weeks and we can send only our very best wishes to those affected by the horrible floods. For those of you lucky to escape the floods, I can imagine your lawns are pretty wet/waterlogged. Below are a few tips on how to deal with your lawn in January and in wet weather.

Due to the mild and wet conditions, your lawns will still be growing which means you should be giving it an occasional mow on the very highest setting. Keeping on top of it will help to decrease the chances of brown patches, diseases and other detrimental occurrences as well as preparing it for the growth spurt in Spring. I understand that mowing the lawn when it’s wet is not the best idea, we tell everyone to avoid it but in these extenuating circumstances, it is better to mow than not, check the weather forecasts and on the driest day, give it a little trim, trust us on this one.

If your lawn is waterlogged and the rain is seriously struggling to soak in to the lawn there are a few causes it could be but hold out until spring time, it is not the time to be doing any lawn renovation and could quite easily recover before you know it. If it doesn’t then in the Spring you should have a professional company scarify, aerate, top dress and re-seed to help it to recover. If you chose us, we would assess the lawn to give you an honest opinion and some options for you to avoid water-logging in the future.

For now, we will continue applying winter treatment’s (ST4) as part of our lawn care programme and hoping that it doesn’t snow! We’ll be posting again in February with some tips on how to care for your lawn and prepare for the spring coming.

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions/comments please feel free to leave them below!

Speak soon!

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