With winter well and truly upon us, many homeowners may be asking themselves if the same lawn care routine they've been carrying out during the earlier parts of the year can be continued into the latter part of the year. 

"Can I still mow the lawn in the winter? Does my lawn need extra fertiliser? How often do I water?" These are all common questions that you are likely to ask yourself as we head into winter. But, as like the previous seasons, winter brings with its own lawn care requirements that you'll need to follow in order to sustain the healthy lawn that you've created throughout the year.

In this article we focus on mowing, providing you with the expert advice and information that you'll need to ensure the health of your lawn is maintained throughout the whole of winter. So, let's get to it! 

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Winter can be a very testing time for your lawn. As temperatures plummet, your lawn needs to adjust to harsher, wetter and more challenging conditions. Often, winter is the season where the majority of lawn diseases and problems arise. 

In today's blog, we're going to take a look at some common lawn pests, how to spot them and how to get rid of them. We know that lawn maintenance in the cold might seem unappealing, but leaving these pests to destroy your lawn will have terrible consequences in the spring. 

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Grubs

We talk about grubs (in particular, chafer grubs) a lot here at Lawn and Weed Expert. They're capable of causing severe damage to your lawn as they crawl and chew their way through your grassroots!

Now, you may think that grubs won't survive the winter, but these little blighters have a cunning way to stay alive. Rather than roaming around the surface of the soil, the grubs dig further down into the soil where the harsh conditions can't reach them. Here, they are protected for as long as they need - eventually emerging in the spring to snack on your lawn once again.

If you spot any signs of grubs in your lawn, you really do need to get them treated straight away. You can't assume that winter will do the job of a professional lawn pest removal service because in this case, it simply won't! 

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Ants

If you've ever had an infestation of ants in your home or garden, you'll know they're a real nightmare to tackle! On your lawn, they can create unsightly mounds where they've built their nests. If you see one ant, you can almost guarantee that there are several other colony members right behind it - just waiting to wreak havoc on your lawn. 

Are ants common winter lawn pests? Well, a colony of ants that was perfectly comfortable living on your lawn through spring and summer might go looking for warmth and shelter in the winter months, so a lawn infestation left untreated could lead to a bigger problem inside your home.

These winter lawn pests will do their best to damage your lawn throughout summer and will turn their attentions to your home when winter comes around. So, it's vital that you get any developing ant infestations treated as quickly as you can! Enquire about our ant control services today.

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If you've come across any winter lawn pests that you're not capable of treating on your own, speak to the experts here at Lawn and Weed Expert. We'll help you get your winter lawn pests under control in no time.

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winter lawn

You've spent all summer getting your lawn in tip-top shape. Your grass has finally taken on that lush green colour you've been working so hard for, you've mowed the perfect stripes, and the length is just right. Time to relax, right?

But then, all of a sudden, the weather turns wet and gloomy and autumn settles in. Dead leaves have started to take over your garden, and those summer barbecues feel like they happened years ago.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of work for lawn-conscious homeowners to do at this time of year. You still need to care for your lawn in order to prepare it for the colder winter months and help it to bounce back when spring returns!

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