Winter wonderland: what to do with an icy lawn

During the winter, plenty of gardens experience colder temperatures and more extreme weather conditions. If you look out of the window to see snow and ice covering your lawn, here’s what to do:

1. Avoid stepping on frozen grass

Though it can be tempting, walking on a frozen lawn can damage the grass, so it’s best to enjoy it from afar.

2. Leave it alone

Do not remove the snow or try to melt the ice, as this can damage the sleeping leaves of grass.

3. Be careful with salt

If you do apply de-icing salt to your stone paths or patios, make sure to keep it away from the grass! Salt can quickly burn through grass leaves and roots, and could remain in the soil for years.

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