The focus during the cold winter months of November, December, January and February is primarily on the control of moss, toughening of the grass and maintenance of a dark, lush colour. The grass grows very little during this time, so fertiliser is not necessary and any weed control would be ineffective. It is also important to keep any disturbance of the grass to a minimum, so aggressive cultural treatments such as scarification should be avoided in the winter because the grass is unable to recover quickly due to the low light levels and temperatures.
Information about Standard Treatment 5
Main benefits of the fifth lawn treatment
- Control of moss.
- Maintaining a dark green lawn colour.
- Help toughen the grass during the winter months.
Disadvantages of the fifth lawn treatment
- The moss control treatment will turn any areas containing moss black, which can be a visually striking, but is quite normal.
Recommended time of year for application
The fifth treatment of the year is applied in November, December, January and February. However, the exact time will depend on the local weather conditions and the date of the previous treatments.
Weather conditions needed for application
Treatment 5 can be applied in nearly all weather conditions, as long as the lawn is not flooded or covered with snow.
There is no preparation needed before the winter treatment can be applied, although it would be beneficial if all the leaves are removed from the lawn beforehand.
None of the standard treatments produce any waste that the customer needs to dispose of.
If the moss is thick on your lawn, then once it has been turned black it can be raked out or brushed off the lawn.