A GARDENING expert has revealed that the length you trim your lawn is the secret to the healthiest grass

By mowing your lawn shorter as the weather gets colder, you can keep your lawn healthier year-round, the gardening pro said

Your gardening habits should change along with the different demands of the seasons

Phil Dwyer from Scotts' research and development team said that you should start dropping the blade of your mower in late fall

By cutting your lawn about one to two inches shorter, you can keep your grass healthy and unmatted

Continue to mow shorter until your grass stops growing in early winter, when both you and your lawn head into hibernation mode

while some green-fingered homeowners may be tempted to cut the blades really short every now and then

The gardening expert explains that this is something you'll come across if your grass is trimmed so short that it reveals the grass stems