27 Seasonal Lawn Maintenance Tips
How to Care For Your Lawn All Year Round
A seasonal guide to caring for your lawn throughout the year to keep it looking good. Some all year long tips include fertilizing, de-weeding, and removing tree suckers and branches. Ensure the lawn receives a minimum of 1 inch of water every 2-3 weeks. Trim and prune plants and shrubs, remove debris and gather leaves as needed.
This is the season of Spring showers and May flowers. During this time of year apply final mulch and scalp turf to your yard during the month of March. Remove lower limbs and dead brush of small trees. Spray lawn with pre-emergent herbicide. Dethatch the lawn with rake or mower.
By April, perform regular mowing, trimming, edging and irrigation. Prune new growth in shrubs. Plant and fertilize annual flowers in mid to late Spring. Spot spray the broadleaf weeds before seeding and fertilize again in late May.
During the summertime perform weekly maintenance of your lawn by mowing, trimming, and edging. Water lawn thoroughly with frequency based on the temperature and dryness of the surrounding environment. Water should be at the rate of 1 inch per hour, soaking the soil 4-6 inches deep. Prune spring perennials after they bloom and check for insect infestations. Plant and fertilize the overall garden.
During the fall season time of year, fertilize the lawn during the early season and late season. Aerate the lawn and remove by fathering the leaves regularly. Maintain shrubs and surrounding landscaping by pruning and shaping.
Plant and fertilize any of the fall annual flowers, bulbs, and vegetables. Turn off and winterize the irrigation system for the upcoming winter months. Cover any gardens and crops in late fall before winter comes.
For the winter months, apply pine straw and mulching regularly. Cut back any lower branches and prune shrubs after the leaves have all fallen. Avoid creating paths in the snow over the grass and remove thick buildup of ice when needed. Mow grass shower than usual before the first snow.
Redesigning the Landscape
Update landscape for many reasons such as saving water and cutting costs, improving the overall appearance and curb appeal. Reduce overall maintenance by improving the landscape.
Landscaping Tips and Tricks
Fall is the best time of year to perform any transplanting of trees or shrubs. Hiring a professional can give you optimal results. Test the soil for nutrients. Begin any redesign project with the hardscaping.
For hardscaping, add aesthetic appeal and functionality. Reduce lawn maintenance where possible. Popular hardscaping options are adding or integrating paved walkways, walls, fences, patios, lawn ornaments and fountains or rocks to your project.
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