Having a lawn in your home is a dream come true to some homeowners. And if you want a perfectly lush garden all year round, you got to be hands-on when it comes to maintaining your lawn. The grass is a fragile plant, so it needs a significant amount of care from its owner. If you keep it right and follow the Lawn Care Calendar, you will definitely experience healthy, green, and luscious grass—a sight to behold.
That’s why it is also essential to know the basic knowledge of how to take care of your yard. Read on to understand how you can take care of your lawn every season of the year.
Lawn Care Calendar: Summer
Heat is almost always scorching hot during summer. Having a warm temperature will result in your lawn becoming dormant or dry.
During hot days, it is good to increase your lawn’s cutting height to lock in the moisture. It is best to keep it at 2.5-3 inches in length every 5 to 7 days. This might seem a lot of work, but remember that it is worth it. Also, keeping the grass long will prevent the lawn’s crown from burning because of the summer heat.
Like people, your lawn should also be hydrated and moisturized, especially during summer. Water your yard every 4 to 5 days during hotter summer months to get a lush garden. If your soil is sandy, opt to water your lawn every 3 to 4 days. Moreover, you must water your lawn early. Avoid watering it in the afternoon because a large percent of it will be evaporated; avoid watering in the evening. The soil will remain wet for half a day, and it would likely cause fungal disease.
Lawn Care Calendar: Fall
Fall is when it is the best time for you to start a new lawn, either through seed or sodding. This is because the temperature is no longer that humid like summer. Start decreasing the height of your lawn. In summer, we recommend a grass height of 2.5-3 inches tall. During fall, it is best to have it at 1.5 inches tall. This is because your lawn is ready to become dormant and doesn’t grow as fast. You also do not have to mow it as often.
It is also a perfect time for you to rake your lawn of dried leaves from trees and shrubs. Make sure to thoroughly rake it before the first frost comes. You don’t want to lock in toxic to your lawn during winter. Also, apply fall fertilizer to help the grass get all the nutrients it needs.
Lawn Care Calendar: Winter
Canadian winters are a huge struggle to its people, and lawns can’t get away with it too. Sometimes, your lawn may be exposed to harsh conditions during winter. Once your lawn has become dormant, it should not be mowed again until it comes back to its natural green color. Mowing it can cause damage to your mower. Give your mower a break during winter, and sharpen its blades as part of its maintenance.
As your lawn becomes dormant, it is also important to avoid too much foot traffic on your lawn. The grass is vulnerable during this time of the year, and it is best to avoid foot traffic to reduce risk destruction and save time in repairing the damages.
Lawn Care Calendar: Spring
In spring, the first thing you should do to your yard is to rake it. Raking leaves as well as stems, shoots, and roots, will help remove excess thatch to your yard. Survey your lawn and see if there are areas with matted patches where grass blades are stuck together. This is called “snow mold,” and it could damage or kill the grass after the snow melts.
Mowing is a “go” at this season because it is a great time for your lawn to have a trim. We believe your mower blades are already sharpened, and engine oil changed. Mow your grass at 2.5-3 inches tall to ensure the grass is maintained at the optimum height.