But there’s still plenty to do in your garden…
Yep! It’s that time of year when us lawnies start wondering how we will survive another winter. For us, the last 12 months in particular have been really bloody tough. The weather conditions have just not been good for a lawn mowing business to do well. The rain came too late and the cold came too early. April is usually one of the busiest months of the year for us. This year we had overnight temperatures down under 10 for a week or so. That was enough for a lot of lawns to pack it in and go to sleep for the winter.
So now, instead of having a little set aside to help us make it through the winter, we’ll have to tighten the belt a little tighter than usual to survive.
Now that we’ve had a little bit of rain, some lawns may have a brief period of growth. However the consistently lower overnight temperatures will probably mean there won’t be much action for the next few months at least.
So what do you do in the garden in winter if the lawns aren’t growing?
Well it’s not all doom and gloom. The lovely mild days present ideal conditions to catch up on the other areas of your yards and gardens that may be short on a little TLC in recent times. It’s really a great time of year to be outside.
Maybe you have a garden that has been overrun by weeds or some trees or shrubs that need pruning. Have you hedges gotten themselves a bit out of shape and hairy of late? Do your gardens need re-mulching? What about that area where the footpath has disappeared under the edges that keep creeping over it?
And don’t forget to keep an eye on the bindii and clover and other weeds that pop up all over the place.
There really is plenty to do around the yard in winter. And for some of it winter is in fact the best time to do it. A job that can be hell working in the furnace heat of summer can actually be quite relaxing and enjoyable on a nice sunny winters day.
And I’m sure you friendly lawn mowing bloke 🙂 will be happy to do a little bit here and there in your garden once a fortnight instead of doing the lawns that haven’t grown. So if you have something that needs doing now that winter is here, don’t be afraid to ask. We’re here to help.