A View from the Shed

Today, the 24th of January, we have had the first real ground frost. Personally, it is very welcome. It brings many benefits, including disease and pest represent. The other benefit is, a hard ground frost relieves surface compaction. Wet or damp soil expands when frozen and when thawed, the Fischer’s  & air spaces remain, allowing the grass plant roots to breath and flourish.

With only 12mm of rain so far this month, compared to the monthly average for January of 96mm, i am hoping for a short winter. Although, nature does have a way of catching up with its self.