The start of December does not only mean that the Christmas season is in full swing, but it also means that winter is just around the corner.
December 22 this year is not only the shortest day of the calendar year but it is also the start of the winter season.
While at this point the weather has already begun to descend into winter temperatures, making sure that the garden is fully prepared for the upcoming winter season is a must.
One of these must-do jobs is raking up fallen leaves on lawns, according to William Mitchell of Sutton Manor Nursery.
Over the last few autumnal months, there will have been an abundance of leaves that have fallen onto gardens.
In previous months gardeners have been told about the importance of getting rid of these fallen leaves.
There is no difference this month, it is “hugely important” to rake up and get rid of fallen leaves before they have been left for too long and begin to decay.
According to William, decaying leaves can “become a huge nuisance” in your outdoor areas for several reasons.
He explained: “One of the main reasons is that these areas of decayed leaves can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can quickly spread throughout the garden if not dealt with promptly.”
Another way to care for lawns this month is super simple, simply try to keep off walking on it as much as possible.
Stepping on wet soil forces the air out. When dry, soil without air pockets becomes compacted and dries like concrete, preventing roots from growing into the ground.
Grass on compacted soil will wither and thin. It can be expensive to repair a compacted lawn and the soil may take months to recover.
Prevention is better than a cure so stay off the lawn if it is wet, and the grass will thrive again in the summer.
Post source: Express