Horticultural aide memoire No. 5: Keep off the grass
A lawn is a precious thing, useful and beautiful, but it doesn’t maintain itself. At this time of year, it needs little attention, but in frosty weather, it’s vulnerable to damage when it’s walked on. You will have seen that when the paper boy or other miscreant (surely not yourself) walks across frosted grass—the footprints remain as black marks for weeks afterwards. Therefore, rise early to address the errant youth, wheel your barrow over paths and indeed bare frosted soil and relish the beauty of the white lawn in your garden, as pristine as snow without footprints.