Why does grass turn yellow in the winter?

In the UK, the winter months of December, January and February are cold and dark. There can be as little as 8 hours of daylight per day, and most of this can clouded over. Many plants hibernate through the winter because it is not worth them trying to make food. Trees drop their leaves and herbaceous plants die… Read More »

Question: Lawn repair after cows invaded garden

I received this question by email in January 2017. It is about an unusual garden invasion from cows, and if the company repairing the lawn is going about it correctly Lawn care question Hi Kris, Sorry to bother you but you appear to know about lawns! About 12 weeks ago 20 cows got into our garden and had… Read More »

Will snow harm my lawn?

During the winter I am often asked if a layer of snow will harm the grass. The basic answer is no, it will not harm grass at all. In England, your cool-season grass will be happy and content even under a thick blanket. In England we grow cool season grasses, which are quite at home in mild temperatures of a… Read More »