Although not the most comfortable time of year to be in the garden due to the frosty cold, Winter is still an opportunity for us gardeners to maintain our lawn. Mowing regularity will reduce during Winter, so it’s great to reallocate that saved time to get on top of those Winter weeds, perhaps give your lawn color and then retreat into the warmth by the open fire for a rest until Spring.
Here are some handy jobs to be done for your lawn this Winter:
1. Pre-Emergent Herbicide and Fertiliser Application
Lawn Solutions Oxafert Herbicide & Fertiliser is a pre-emergent herbicide for control of many annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds in warm-season turf. The idea of using a pre-emergent herbicide is to target weed seeds before they take hold by forming a barrier at soil level that affects the germination of any new seedlings. Spreading Oxafert out now will give your lawn protection for up to 3 months from winter weeds.
ColourGuard Plus is a natural organic colorant with liquid nitrogen which strengthens and protects grass under extreme conditions and instantly restores the color by providing natural green pigment back into the grass leaf. ColourGuard Plus applied now will improve the color of your lawn and help to protect the leaf from the cold and frost.
3. Weed Control
Everyday Winter weeds can be a real irritation and negate all the hard work you put into getting your lawn looking superb during the warmer months. The best time to treat weeds in your lawn is during Winter and by doing so, you have more chance of treating them before germination, which will stop their seeds from dropping back into the soil and coming back again next season.