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Frosty grass
January 2023
Reading time 7 minutes

From winter mowing to coffee grounds, gardening experts have revealed six smart ways to keep your grass at a pristine colour throughout the colder season

Here we find out more.

Proud homeowners are being urged to keep on top of garden maintenance this winter to keep their grass looking green and healthy. The outdoor experts at Garden Buildings Direct have revealed the secret ways to make your garden stand out from the crowd with its pristine grass.

Winter weather can create a struggle for those trying to keep their outdoor spaces in a healthy condition due to the lack of sunlight and heavy rainfall. However, we have some helpful tips to follow this winter to ensure the grass thrives during harsher conditions. These range from spoon feeding the grass with fertiliser, to mowing the lawn every three weeks – even in frosty weather.

A spokesperson for Garden Buildings Direct says: ‘It’s vital for gardeners to look after their grass in the winter months, as the change in weather can create harmful conditions for the soil and lead to an unpleasant appearance.

‘Maintenance is key to keeping your grass green in the colder months, but it’s also important to use these simple methods if you want to achieve perfectly green grass. We’ve found six useful ways for homeowners to revitalise their garden’s look and make their grass greener than ever.’

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Here are the top tips to keep your grass green throughout winter

1. Fertiliser
To strengthen grass growth and maintain the perfect colour, regularly applying fertiliser throughout winter will help to improve the overall quality of the grass. During the colder season, you should increase the amount of fertiliser you use to help prevent any disease caused by the rougher weather.

2. Mow every three weeks
They say things come in threes and this rule applies when you’re mowing the grass. It’s important to keep the grass at a sensible length between one and a half to two inches, or two and a half depending on how well your grass reacts to being mowed (go higher if it reacts negatively). Cutting the grass down too far in winter can lead to bare patches in the garden and inconsistencies in colour.

3. Remove weeds
While it’s standard for gardeners to remove weeds, the cold weather can put people off from getting the fiddly jobs completed. Digging out the weeds around the grass can help keep the rest healthy and fresh. If you’re using a spray to remove the weeds, make sure not to spray it on the grass as this can ruin its condition and it will stand out like a sore thumb in an otherwise green garden.

4. Coffee grounds 
Here’s a surprising tip which makes grass beam in colour over winter. Sprinkling coffee grounds as a form or fertiliser releases hydrogen into the soil which provides useful nutrients. Make sure to rake it in so the grounds go directly into the soil and try to limit the amount you use, as in some cases it can leave patches of brown in the grass.

5. Over-seeding
To achieve an eye-catching look and colour in the garden, over-seeding helps to fill in the gaps in the grass and will help thicken the consistency. It’s also a great way to help build up any patchy areas in the grass and improve the overall look.

6. Iron sulphate
Increasing the amount of iron helps boost the amount of nutrients in grass and overtime darkens the colour as it’ll help improve the pH levels in the grass to help prevent any unpleasant colour changes.

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