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Winter Lawn and Garden Tips

Our Lawn3 treatments can keep your lawn looking beautiful and healthy all year round. Although winter may cause you to think the work on your lawn and garden is over, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, by not tending to your lawn and garden during the winter months, you could end up having more work ahead of you once springtime arrives.


Winter can do a lot of damage to your lawn. As such, your lawn needs time to rest. That means avoiding walking on your lawn when it`s wet or frosty, and ensuring any debris is removed on a regular basis.


Moss – Believe it or not, the winter months are when moss can do the most damage to your lawn. That`s because during the winter, moss is busy producing spores. When spring arrives, those spores will be released into the air and settle all over your lawn, only to produce more moss. What`s worse, moss will continue to produce spores during the spring, which can mean an even larger moss problem later in the year. In order to control moss from your lawn, it`s essential to treat it during the winter months.


Click here for more information about winter moss treatment options


Avoid Compaction – Don’t walk on your lawn during the winter months. Walking on a wet lawn will remove the air pockets and drainage routes in the soil. This can lead to a waterlogged lawn, which can cause further problems in spring.


Don’t Mow Unless Absolutely Necessary – No lawn should receive any but the lightest mowing trim during the winter months. Although mowing is usually unnecessary in the winter, recent warmer winters have seen lawns continuing to grow through this season, albeit slowly.


Make the Most of Dry Days – When the weather is dry, this can be the perfect time to rid your lawn of leaves. Leaf removal is important, as leaving it on the grass will provide the moist conditions that moss and fungus need to thrive. Debris left on your lawn can also provide shelter for garden pests.


Don’t Apply Nitrogen Feed – Avoid applying any lawn feed containing nitrogen to your lawn in winter, as this will result in significant lawn repairs in the spring.


Call Lawn3 for A Free Assessment


Will your lawn need extra care this winter? We can tell you at no cost to you. Simply call us on 01223 523856 or visit our contact page to book your free assessment. We will visit your property and carefully inspect your lawn. Then, we will advise you as to the best course of treatment to restore your lawn. We can also advise you on the lawn and garden tools that are best for your property. There is no obligation to purchase any products or services.

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Q)Will Lawn 3 Really Cost Me Less Than DIY, and Why?


Yes! Our fertilisers are slow-release and last for up to three months. This is twice as long as off-the-shelf products. We also apply the right products on your lawn at the right time of year, meaning zero waste. Not only does it cost less, but it requires far less effort than DIY.

Q) What Does Lawn 3 Do?


Lawn 3 specialises in the treatment and restoration of your lawn. We offer several types of lawn treatment which are detailed below.

Year-Round Treatment

Mar\Apr – We apply spring fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
May\Jun – We apply early summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Jul\Aug – We apply late summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Sept\Oct – We apply liquid iron treatment to your lawn to control moss and protect it over the winter
Nov – We apply crane fly (daddy long legs) treatment to your lawn to prevent infestation in the spring

Supplementary Treatments

These treatments can be included with your year-round treatment, or ordered independently.

Scarification – We remove moss and/or thatch from your lawn, which improves oxygen, water & nutrient levels in the soil

Aeration – This treatment improves drainage, provides space for root growth in your lawn, and allows nutrients and oxygen to the root zone

Miraclemoss – Our own organic moss control treatment, safe for pets, wildlife and your border plants

Pest Control – Chafer Grub treatments to rid your lawn of dead spots

Mowless – A treatment that reduces the speed of your lawn’s growth, reducing the need to mow and resulting in a much healthier lawn


Q) What’s the Difference between Lawn 3 Products and Garden Centre Products?


Garden centre products are diluted so that no professional qualifications are required to buy or apply them. But this also means that they can be less effective when applied to your lawn. As well, many of these products are a mixture of lawn food, moss killer, greener and weed killer, which also compromises their effectiveness.

As well, garden centre products are designed to give a flush of growth so that you see visible results sooner. Unfortunately, much of the solution is too strong to be absorbed by your lawn and simply washes away. All of the operators at Lawn 3 are NPTC qualified, able to purchase and apply professional-strength fertilisers and weed killers to your lawn.

All of the products Lawn 3 applies are slow release, which allows a carefully regulated release of nutrients into the soil for a lawn that not only looks healthy on the surface, but really is healthy all the way from root to top.

Our Happy Clients

"Stephen Monk Lawn 3 has been looking after our lawn for nearly three years , and we are very pleased with the personal service he provides and the results achieved to date. Previously over a period of some last seven years we had a similar service from two other lawn care providers. In each case we decided, after a reasonable period, that they were not providing the service we had expected. We found Lawn 3 by an internet search, and were impressed by the personal service referred to in the website testimonials Our lawn has suffered for many years with red thread. We are currently nearly free of this thanks to Stephen. He takes considerable pride in his work and makes you feel your lawn is important to him. He is extremely approachable whilst providing a professional caring service often giving simple self help tips to improve the lawn. Thanks Stephen"

Graham Motteram - Turnditch Derbyshire,

"Dear Steve, Lawn3 reseeded our lawn in the spring and we are very pleased with the result. Rather than a lawn filled with dandelions and Mind Your Own business we now have a beautiful thick green lawn - too nice to walk on! Steve is always helpful, keeps to his appointment times and has gone out of his way to give us extra advice. For anyone wondering whether to go for laying turf or seeding a lawn I would definitely recommend the latter. Our garden is shaded by a large tree so Steve has seeded with a shade tolerant grass seed - we are delighted. Thanks Steve"

Diane Moss, White Street, Derby,

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