Hydrangea, poppy and nigela have beautiful seed heads, these should be cut and hung upside down in a shed or garage to dry, for use in dried flower arrangements.
Check your lawn and make sure any weeds you sprayed last month are dying. Repeat the treatment if necessary. Aerate the lawn with a garden fork and scatter lime lightly over it. This sweetens the soil after many years of lawn food application. Rejuvenate tired lawns with an autumn feeding to ready them for the onset of cool winter weather.
“The older and more mature my garden gets, the more the idea of adjusting areas or trying a new technique enthralls me”
Winter Lawn Care DOs:
- Dig out large weeds
- Watch out for growth spurts and if necessary give your lawn a light mow on a dry day using a high cutting setting on your mower
- Remove fallen leaves and debris from your lawn. Thick layers of debris can suffocate and weaken your lawn during the winter
- Read up on lawn care whilst things are quiet outside; then when spring arrives you’ll know exactly what to do to get your lawn looking great once more
- Service your lawn mower to ensure it’s ready for action in the spring
Winter Lawn Care DON’Ts:
- Walk on the grass too much (or at all if there’s been a frost) – this can damage your lawn
- Overfeed your lawn – it can encourage early growth that can’t stand up to the weather