Ho! Ho! No! Why you shouldn’t leave things on the Lawn

There are many things you can do to protect your lawn and its growth throughout the year. A big one is keeping it free of debris.

If you like to decorate the house at Christmas, you may extend your merry décor out to the garden. Unfortunately, leaving objects and furniture out on the lawn for any period can be bad for the health of the grass plant. Unfortunately, this means we would advise keeping your decorations indoors. Humbug!

How does leaving objects on the lawn cause damage?

It might seem a little Scrooge-like, but there is good reason to keep your lawn free of debris. By covering the lawn, objects like reindeer lights or Christmas tree planters prevent light and air from reaching the grasses below. This will result in a deterioration of the plant and a loss of grass cover. This, in turn, will allow mosses to invade the lawn’s surface during the dark and damp winter months.

How can you avoid this?

Though we do offer treatment for moss, it’s better to take as many preventative measures now. Not using lawn-covering decorations avoids the outcome of moss developing to form a layer over the lawn surface. And if moss does form on your lawn during winter months, don’t rake it away before it has been treated – just get in touch with your local lawn care experts.

Get in touch with TruGreen

It’s never too early to think about maintaining your lawn for the New Year. Leaving your lawn uncovered is one of the many things you can do to ensure its good health year-round. Leaving the grass clear throughout the winter will allow for the grasses to survive more readily, and flourish once more in the spring. To find out more about how we can help your lawn thrive this new year, give us a call on 0800 021 3074.