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Winter Lawn Care Tips

By on January 7, 2016

Many areas of the country have seen very mild conditions for this time of year, with the grass growing! If your grass needs a light trim and you get a good dry day then give it a cut. You will not harm the grass by cutting at this time of year. In fact, grass left too long – say over 4 inches – will fall over in cold conditions and could lead to grass disease and patches of weak thin grass

Any remaining leaves should be removed to prevent areas of poor yellow grass under the leaves.

Do not walk on frosty grass, this can bruise the leaf leaving brown footprints accross the lawn!

Look out for any small patches of yellowish, dying grass that later turn brown, this could be a fungal disease called fusariumn, see the picture below.

fusarium

Patches increase in size and may reach 30cm (12in) or more in diameter, often merging together so that large areas can be affected. During wet conditions a white or pinkish, cottony fungal growth may be noticed, particularly at the margins of the patch.

Please contact us if you have any concerns, we can apply a fungicide to control the effects of the disease.

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