Tag Archives: Frost

Frost is the coating or deposit of ice that can form in humid air overnight. In the UK it appears as fragile white crystals or frozen dew drops near the ground. Ice covers grass blades and makes them look frozen in appearance.

It is a delicate, branched patterns of ice crystals. It forms as the result of fractal process development, growing on the grass blades. Frost formation indicates that the temperature is below the freezing point of water.

Frozen lawn

Grass is very hardy and can tolerate frost. However, if grass blades bend whilst they are frozen, the cell walls can break. This cuts off the circulation to the rest of the leaf and it can turn brown and die. The tissue damage resulting from this process is known as “frost damage”.

It is a beautiful natural formation and a frosted lawn can be a wonderful opportunity for a photo. Have a look at these blog posts about frosted lawns.

Mowing your lawn in the winter

By | November 27, 2018

Should I mow my lawn in the winter? On my rounds as a lawn care technician, I am often asked this by customers. My answer is always “it depends“. From a horticultural perspective, grass does not need mowing during the winter. Grass needs a temperature of at least 5°C for shoot growth. Soil temperatures in the winter are often… Read More »

When should I start mowing my lawn?

By | May 19, 2018

At the beginning of a new growing season, you should start to mow your lawn when it shows sign of growth. In the UK we are experiencing very mild winters. Climate change is affecting plants, changing their growth patterns. Grasses start to grow when the soil warms. In the UK, our winters have become much warmer. Soil temperatures… Read More »