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Kieran’s Garden Advice – January

January might be cold and wet but lawns are never far from my mind. You may not be getting much use out of your lawn at this time of year but there are a few things that you can keep an eye on.

  •  Remove any dead leaves or debris that are laying on your lawn. These can cause brown patches if they lay on top of your lawn through the winter and may even help spread disease. Its not the most exciting of jobs but it can really help keep your lawn looking good and staying healthy.
  • Try to stay off your lawn when it is waterlogged or there is a heavy frost. This may seem obvious but its scary the amount of damage that can be caused by overuse of a lawn when it is too wet. Now is not the time for a football match in the back garden!
  • Get your lawn mower serviced and the blades sharpened. January wont be the month where your lawn mower will see much action but now is a great time to get it serviced. Sharpening the blades is extremely important. A blunt blade will hack at the grass causing bruising and this can leave your lawn looking brown or yellow.

I hope you find this advice helpful and stay tuned for more monthly lawn care tips.

Kieran Phelan