We’re now well into November and the weather has already taken a drastic turn for the worse. We’re being bombarded with icy winds and inconvenienced by slanting rains, while some parts of the country have already been hit by a spate of snow. The winter is an incredibly difficult time of year to be a gardener, because you’ll often just feel like pouring yourself a cup of tea and cosying up by the fire.
But you shouldn’t let the bad weather put you off tending to your garden, because it’s this time of year when it requires the most love. Even if you’ve got an artificial lawn, you’ll have to follow certain measures to ensure that it stays in great shape throughout the colder months. But there’s no need to panic, because fortunately we’re here at Great Grass to run you through some of the basics.
1) Sweep It Up
With winter comes a barrage of falling leaves, branches and other bits of bracken that will all combine together to turn your lawn into a real mess. There’s nothing worse than seeing a lawn that is cluttered with rubbish- as there’s simply no clearer sign that the garden hasn’t been well looked after. You need to get out there and sweep away any leaves or branches to ensure that your garden keeps looking as fresh as it does in the summer!
Gardeners that have to tend to their natural grass in winter have considerably more to worry about than those that use the artificial stuff. Artificial grass is guaranteed to entail less maintenance, however one thing you must make sure of during winter is that the lawn is draining itself properly. If you’ve allowed the leaves to build up, then you’ll soon find small pools of water appearing on the surface of your grass until it looks completely waterlogged.
3) Leave The Frost
Judging by how chilly November has already been, it’s fairly safe to assume that it’s only going to get colder as the months go by. This means that there is a high likelihood that little bits of frost will be making their way onto your artificial grass, and it’s only natural that you might start to worry that the ice will thaw. However, in this case it’s best if you leave the ice to melt by itself, as any attempts to clear the ice could potentially damage your grass.
Here at Great Grass, we are the leading artificial grass installers in the UK, and please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team for any further information regarding the services that we have available.