The mountainous regions have received their first snowfall. Even in the south of the country, hot and humid weather is rapidly transitioning into cooler temperatures. This marks the onset of winter in Pakistan. If you’ve worked hard all summer to protect your beloved garden from the scorching sun, you should still take precautions and prepare in advance to shield it from the winter cold. In this blog, we will outline five essential tips that you must know to ensure a thriving lawn during the winters in Pakistan, especially how to protect your lawn from damage, promote healthy grass, and increase its chances of survival during the colder months.
Store Outdoor Furniture
While you may have enjoyed outdoor relaxation in the summer, you won’t use your outdoor furniture much in the winter. Leaving furniture on your lawn can harm your grass. Store it in a shed or under a covered patio. If your furniture doesn’t fold, use protective covers. Also, fix any bare patches caused by furniture legs.
Eliminate Weeds and Trim Edges
Remove weeds as soon as you see them, and trim overgrown edges to prevent new weeds from growing in your yard. This is vital for preparing your lawn for winter.
Collect Fallen Leaves
Make sure your lawn is free from dead leaves, branches, and garden debris when frost arrives. Leaving wet leaves on your lawn during frost can create a breeding ground for lawn diseases like ‘snow mold.’ This disease thrives in damp, dark conditions and can severely damage or kill your grass. Consider using the dead leaves and debris to create mulch for your garden.
While we often associate lawn fertilization with warmer weather, there are fertilizers designed for cold months. These provide necessary nutrients for grass in frosty conditions. Don’t forget to protect your plants from frost too. If you want potted plants to survive, consider bringing them indoors when it’s icy.
Improve Lawn Aeration
Now is a great time to aerate your lawn, which can breathe new life into it. Aeration means poking or loosening the soil to reduce compaction and let air reach the grass roots.
Bonus Tip: Should You Mow Your Lawn In The Winter?
Once the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius (°C), it is advisable to avoid mowing the lawn.
These are some of the essential and cost-effective tips for maintaining a healthy winter lawn in Pakistan. If you have any additional tips to contribute, please feel free to share them in the comments section.
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