Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire Keep off the grass

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The old cast-iron warn­ing signs had their uses for fine lawns and none more so than in frosty weather, when the black foot­prints re­veal the route of mis­cre­ants. When frost is set­tled, we should all stick to the paths or face the ugly con­se­quences. The frozen grass blades snap un­der­foot and soon darken and the dam­age will not be re­paired un­til warmer weather in­duces new growth in sev­eral weeks’ time. There­fore, in frosty weather, at­tend to other tasks in the pot­ting shed (of­ten long de­layed) and the arm­chair. In this coun­try, you don’t usu­ally have long to wait for a change. SCD

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