The team at Daleys Turf have put together 4 ways to enjoy your lawn this Winter. Brrr we know it’s cold and understandably you and the family are spending a lot less time outside during these chilly Winter months. But there are still many ways you can be outside on the lawn and enjoy it!
Install a fire pit and roast some marshmallows to add to your hot chocolate! There are many different types of fire pits available nowadays to suit a wide variety of spaces.
There’s nothing quite like cosying up by a warm fire under the stars. Just be careful you don’t place the fire pit too close to the grass and cause it to burn!
To help protect your lawn, raise your fire pit up on a platform. By raising it up less heat will reach your lawn, and air can move freely underneath your fire pit also protecting your lawn.
Some simple safety tips to ensure your lawn is safe from your fire:
- Make certain you have a hose or extinguisher closeby and maintain your fire to a manageable size where you don’t lose control;
- Rake out any debris and dead grass surrounding your fire-pit that could possibly light if an ember manages to escape;
- Give the grass underneath and surrounding your fire-pit some water a few times throughout the night, as the area will still get quite warm from the heat of the fire; and
- Try not to use lighter fluid or other fuels that create extremely hot flames. You want the wood to catch fire naturally and slowly, building nice hot coals at its base.
Woodfired Pizza Ovens
What’s better than a cosy fire to warm yourself by? Something that provides delicious food as well! They can be a bit of a luxury, but there are many options available that are much cheaper than the professional concrete ones and they are easy to use.
Soft grass underneath, stars in the sky, no crowds of people and your own ground space. Plus, if you combine the fire pit and pizza oven, you have yourself the perfect weekend!
Winter Lawn Care
Don’t forget to care for your lawn while you are out and about outside! You might not be mowing it as much as you do in the warmer months, but there are certainly things you can do to help your lawn come out of Winter in great shape.
In preparation for the warmer months…
Start a landscaping or garden ‘to-do’ list for Spring…
Get a plan together so you are ready for when the weather is warmer and more enjoyable to be outside.