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Maintaining a healthy lawn all year  can be tough when the weather is constantly changing. Living in a location where each season brings its own set of challenges can be a bit overwhelming.

Here are some tips you can use throughout the year to maintain  a healthy lawn!




You may want to throw in the towel and call it quits on your lawn care methods. Before you do that, we want to let you know that with the right timing and appropriate lawn care tactics, you can make sure your lawn has everything it needs to prosper!

The heat can cause some real damage to your lawn. Some things to keep in mind when caring for your lawn this summer include:

Summer Tips!

Water your lawn when the sun  isn’t out 

Fertilize your lawn when it's damp 

Keep a consistent mowing pattern

Use your ‘cides’. By applying herbicides and pesticides you are kicking out the insects and weed

Fall is a busy time of year when life begins to ramp up again, but there is  no excuse not to care for your lawn.  Here are some tips to help you: 

Fall Tips!

Dethatch and rake to get rid of all  the dead debris

Seed the lawn so that it can come back healthy next year 

Pay attention to bare spots! This is when they become prevalent

Mow and water your lawn  as needed

Winter is everyone’s favorite season, as far as lawn care, because this is the time of year it needs to least amount of attention. Nonetheless,  it is still important to:

Winter Tips!

Remove any leftover leaves  from the fall 

Mow your lawn short in  the late fall 

Aerate and fertilize it before  the first frost

Spring is an important time of the year because it sets up the health  of your lawn for the rest of your year.  For this time of year, you should:

Spring Tips!

Remove dead grass by dethatching 

Provide oxygen and moisture to the soil by aerating 

As the weather starts to warm up, start mowing regularly 

Make sure to start watering your lawn throughout the spring

American Gardens can help  you with your landscaping needs.  Your landscape is a collaborative, creative process that begins by discussing the central goals of  your project. We assess and address the challenges and opportunities  your property presents and use our  team of architects, designers and horticulturalists to create a design that reflects your tastes and your lifestyle.