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:
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:
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:
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:
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.