Your Lawn Maintenance Schedule - When to do What

Lawn Care Schedule  - by Season:

 

Spring   Summer   Fall
         

 

Rake: Even if you rake up leaves in the fall, a good raking in the spring will help eliminate thatch, dead grass and sticks.

Remove unwanted weeds by the roots with a weed tool, at the very least mow lawn or snap off dandelion heads before they go to seed to prevent them from spreading.

Repair bald and yellow patches.  Follow instructions provided in our lawn maintenance article.

Maintain your lawn mower and blades, consider using mulching blades if don't already have them.  Mulching blades eliminate the need for raking after each cut and helps return nutrients to your lawn.

Aerate in the spring only if your soil is very compacted, else save aeration for the fall when it will benefit the best from it.  See our lawn maintenance article - aerating section

 

 

Mowing -  Of course you will be mowing your lawn throughout the season, here are some tips for a healthier lawn.

Tip - Keep grass blades at a maximum of 3.5" and no less than 2.5" for healthy lawn. 

Tip - Avoild mowing lawn when damp, it can help introduce disease and cause undue stress to your mower.

Tip - Mow in the evening when the sun is not so hot.

 

 

 

Rake:  Raking up dead leaves will help decrease bald spots from occurring.

Aerate - to increase air, moisture and allow penetration of new organic material which feeds beneficial micro organisms in the soil.  See our lawn maintenace article under Aerating.

Dethatch - removes thatch and allows air and moisture to penetrate the roots.

Lawn dress (top dress) - to return nutrients to the soil and roots creatin a healthy lawn.  See our Lawn Maintenance article under Lawn dressing.

Over Seed - creates a denser lawn and crowds out weeds.  See our Lawn Maintenance article under Overseed.

Repair - Bald, yellow patches see our Lawn Maintenance article and look under Repair.

 

 

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