‘It could appear dead’: How to give your lawn a ‘flying start’ for spring

‘It could appear dead’: How to give your lawn a ‘flying start’ for spring

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1/28/2022 2:45:00 PM

‘It could appear dead’: How to give your lawn a ‘flying start’ for spring

LAWN care remains as important in winter as the rest of the seasons. One expert has shared how to give gardeners' grass a 'flying start' in winter for spring. The expert said not following these tips could result in a 'dead' lawn.

Gardeners should be using a light rake or brush to remove debris and leaves from their lawns.While it may be tempting to leave debris in place until later in the year, the added moisture can lead to lawn diseases.Chris advised: “Wet leaves on your lawn add an extra layer of moisture.

Lawn care: Gardeners could also set aside the leaves beside the lawn for wildlife to enjoy(Image: GETTY)Gardening experts share how to grow vegetables in winter“This water then saturates the grass underneath which can lead to lawn diseases such as Fusarium Patch. 

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Winter lawn care includes periodically sweeping up fallen leaves and any debris. Gardeners should be using a light rake or brush to remove debris and leaves from their lawns. While it may be tempting to leave debris in place until later in the year, the added moisture can lead to lawn diseases. Chris advised: “Wet leaves on your lawn add an extra layer of moisture. Lawn care: Gardeners could also set aside the leaves beside the lawn for wildlife to enjoy (Image: GETTY) Gardening experts share how to grow vegetables in winter “This water then saturates the grass underneath which can lead to lawn diseases such as Fusarium Patch.  “Fusarium patch (also known as snow mould) thrives in wet, damp and compacted conditions and it can cause your grass to become yellow, brown, or if left long enough, it could kill it.” Instead he suggests that gardeners use their leaves as mulch around trees and other plants to help retain moisture for those dryer days. Gardeners could also set aside the leaves beside the lawn for wildlife to enjoy. Related articles