The focus during the late winter months of January and February is to keep an eye on the lawn for pest damage and fungal diseases. Control of moss can also be carried out to help keep any moss issue at bay.
It is also beneficial to keep the lawn tidy of any leaves and debris left on the lawn, if left, can kill the grass underneath.
The grass will be slowing down growth, but a high potassium fertiliser can be applied if needed. It is also important to keep any disturbance of the grass to a minimum, so aggressive cultural treatments such as scarification should be avoided in the winter because the grass is unable to recover quickly due to the low light levels and temperatures.
Information about Regular Treatment 6
Main benefits of the winter lawn treatment
- Checking the grass and tidy the lawn.
- Control any moss.
- Apply a seaweed if appropriate.
- Help toughen the grass during the winter months.
Disadvantages of the sixth lawn treatment
- The moss control treatment will turn any areas containing moss black, which can be a visually striking, but is quite normal.
Recommended time of year for application
Treatment 6 is applied in January or February. However, the exact time will depend on the local weather conditions and the date of the previous treatments.
Weather conditions needed for application
Treatment 6 can be applied in nearly all safe working weather conditions, as long as the lawn is not flooded, frosted or covered with snow.
There is no preparation needed before the treatment can be applied, although it would be beneficial if all the leaves are removed from the lawn beforehand. This can be done as part of my service though if the leaf coverage is not too great.
None of the regular treatments produce any waste that the customer needs to dispose of.
If the moss is thick on your lawn, then once it has been turned black it can be raked out.
You can use the lawn after just a couple of hours of treatment application.
You can mow the lawn the next day, if conditions allow.
Additional recommended treatments
If the weather and ground conditions are favourable a mid-winter aeration treatment can be carried out. Aerating during the winter means that the soil can recover and relax. All ready for spring growth.
If there is any sign of winter fungal infections, a fungicide will help.
Lawn care articles about treatment 6
Here are the most recent blog posts which refer to the sixth treatment of the year:
- Leatherjackets in your lawn? Follow these steps …
- Question: How to keep moss away in Scotland?
- Leatherjacket Lawn Pests – The Complete Guide
- A winter visit to RHS Rosemoor
- Will frost harm my lawn?
- Mowing your lawn in the winter
- When should I start mowing my lawn?
- Why does grass turn yellow in the winter?
- Will snow harm my lawn?
- 6 tips for winter lawn care