We all know about mowing, raking, and feeding our lawns, especially in the spring and summer. But did you know that lawn care is a year-round activity? In order for your lawn and plantings to look healthy and strong, there are actions that homeowners should be taking during each season. Let’s take a closer look at how to care for your lawn throughout all four seasons.
This is the time of year to prep for the upcoming growing season. Before planting, be sure to check when the expected last freeze will be as you do not want to start too early and lose your plantings to one last cold night. During the weeks before you can begin mowing, you may want to do the following tasks:
- Clean up the yard by raking out leftover leaves from the fall.
- Sharpen mower blades.
- Repair or tune up other yard equipment like trimmers and aerators.
- This may be a good time to aerate your lawn and allow for the nutrients, water, and oxygen that the roots need to reach their target.
- Fertilize in the early spring.
- Dethatch any areas of the lawn that look thick with dead grass.
Now that the growing season is in full swing, you will want to maintain the yard with some common activities that may be needed weekly such as mowing, trimming back bushes and edging the perimeter of your lawn. Water regularly depending upon the needs of your grass and the climate in your region. In addition to these weekend activities we also suggest:
- Summer fertilization if not done before this point.
- Treatment for grubs and other pests who may be making their way into the lawn.
This is a season highlighted by continued mowing, trimming, edging, watering, and feeding the lawn. The largest activity is keeping the grass from being choked by the falling leaves. Keep the lawn clear so that the lawn can continue to absorb any fertilizer, water, and nutrients. The winter is when these ingredients will be needed to survive.
You may think your job is done during this season but there are a few things to complete before heading indoors.
- Clean off the lawn. This includes patio furniture, swings, hammocks, garden gnomes, and other items that will kill the grass.
- Keep the de-icing products off your lawn as much as possible throughout the winter.
- Clean and store all equipment. This may include having lawn equipment tuned up or repaired.
- Have irrigation systems professionally shut down and blown out.
Wondering if you are doing the right thing for your lawn? Call Pro-Tech Lawn Care at (603) 382-9644 or Toll-Free: (800) 313-4733, and visit our website.