A Lawn Care Schedule Makes Sense
It isn't difficult to begin to plan for how you will take care of your lawn at the growing season comes along.
As the grass begins to become green in the spring and you begin to see things to be done like
attend to weeds, the desire to get out there weekends and take care of it is something you and all of your
neighbors experience. The truth is, however, that the best way to do a really good job of caring for your lawn is
to have a lawn care schedule that goes year round and to attend to the needs of your living
yard in every season of the year.
Of course as you might expect the winter months are going to be less active where what you are doing for your
yard does not call for you to be out there cutting and fertilizing it every weekend. That is why the winter months
are good times to get the maintenance done to your lawn mower and to prepare for the more active months in the
spring. It is also a good time to inspect the yard to see if there are places where you will be seeding or working
to help the grass fill in when the grass comes to life in the spring.
Lawn Care Schedule To Prevent Damage
Depending on your climate in the deep winter, your main objective may be just to get ready for spring and to try
to minimize the damage from freezing. That means trying to keep from walking or using equipment on a frozen yard to
cut down on braking the grass stalks before they can regenerate in the spring. If your climate is milder or if you
have those occasional "Indian summers", it is always good to get a maintenance mow in to clean up the fallen leaves
and to open up the yard for further growth in the spring. You can also "aureate" the soil by walking the yard down
with spiked shoes on during the late fall or days when the weather is milder. This allows oxygen to get down into
the soil which encourages irrigation and growth year round.
Late winter and early spring then is the time to get out ahead of the other things you don’t want in your hard.
So starting early with a good pre-emergent weed killer along with some early spring fertilizer gives your hard a
head start on coming in full with less interference from weeds. This is also a good time to get out there with the
rake to get up any remaining debris from the fall and winter. The raking can also stimulate the soil which
The lawn care schedule is pretty much well understood for the spring and summer months with a
continuous routine of mowing, fertilizing and weed control. When fall comes along, then you should think about post
emergent to prepare the yard for the winter and to cut down on the viability of weeds taking root in the milder
fall weeks. By continuing to have a plan for care and maintenance of your yard month after month, you cut down on
the work of lawn care when things get active again next year. And in doing so your lawn stays healthier and more
productive year round.