With temperatures at last now feeling really wintery and the recent hard frosts, you'd be forgiven for completely forgetting all about your lawn! However there are a few tips to bear in mind at this time of year that will ensure that your lawn overwinters as well as it possibly can:
Don't let the lawn get too long! Who knows what the temperatures will do between now and the end of February, but it is also important to make sure that your lawn does not get too long over the winter. If temperatures start to warm up then the grass will start to grow - try to keep the lawn at a hight of 1.5 to 2 inches - 30-40 mms as this will mean that the plants get sufficient light over the winter. Long lawns over the winter will thin out and encourage the dreaded moss!
Don't walk on waterlogged grass. Lawns that are waterlogged (i.e. when you can hear or feel a squeltch under your feet) compact very easily. Leave the mowing for another day, and try only to go on the lawn if absolutely necessary. If you have a destination at the bottom of the garden which you need to reach regularly in the winter months: a home office, a shed or even a compost heap then consider installing some stepping stones or a pathway (next spring) to avoid this problem in the future