No matter what the season, there is always something you can do to maintain or prepare your lawn for health and success!
Winter Season Lawn Care
While there is not a lot of actual maintenance that can be done to your lawn during the winter months because of ice and blankets of snow that cover your grass, there is a lot to consider directly after the last snow.
- Tune Things Up
Beat the spring rush and tune up your lawnmower and have the lawnmower blade sharpened. This will save you time once your lawn is ready for the first mow of the season. While you’re at it, check your leaf blower, trimmer, and anything you have that qualifies as lawn care equipment and make sure it’s all ready to go.
- Look Into It
Do your research! Environmentally sustainable lawn care is making a huge impact on today’s homes and communities. Check with a Team Dave Logan trusted member for ideas and help. Plus, do some reading on your own so you know what it is that you specifically are interested in before contacting a lawn care service.
Spring Season Lawn Care
- Make Sure Your Grass is Beginning to Grow and is Actually Green!
Beginning any type of lawn care on grass that is still frozen, not yet growing, and not green, can actually be harmful to your lawn.
- Do You Have an Irrigation System?
Make sure you didn’t obtain any leaks over the winter months. Check for successful sprinkler head operation. Very often, people have their sprinkler systems set to automatically go on during the late night or early morning, so you may not notice if they aren’t working properly. A malfunctioning irrigation system can be a significant waste of water. If you notice your water bill rising unexpectedly, this could be why.
Summer Season Lawn Care
- Mow, Mow, Mow
Instead of weekly, during the late spring and early summer months, you may need to cut your grass 3-5 times a week. This is because these are the months when grass typically grows the fastest.
- Pay Attention to Its Thirst.
The weather is a huge factor. A ton of rainfall? You don’t need to add to that. Dry, hot, or windy? More water will be needed.
- When Cutting the Grass
Remember that your grass grows faster in the summer months. Mow often enough that ideally only 1/3 of the grass blade is removed every time.
Fall Season Lawn Care
- Grass Seed.
This can be useful on bare patches. Grab this at your local nursery, garden shop, or hardware store. Remember to check which grass seed will be best for your lawn, according to the amount of sunlight that hits it. Using a hard tooth rake, sprinkle the grass seed evenly, and work the seeds into the ground about an inch and a half. Grass clippings on top can help, and make sure to water! This is best done during early fall.
- Jump In a Leaf Pile!
Remember how fun it was/is to jump in a giant pile of leaves that had just been raked? You and your family can still do that! Part of your lawn care during the fall is to keep it free of debris and leaves! Mulching mowers can grind the leaves which can be added to soil. Try to rake as much as you can so the heavy leaves don’t crush the grass.
Lawn care will keep your grass healthy, more enjoyable for you and your family, and up the value of your home. Looking for professional help? Contact a trusted Team Dave Logan member!