Seasonal Lawn Care
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With a change in season one needs to change the techniques of lawn care slightly to prevent the extremes in climate from harming our plants. Though seasonal lawn care varies to some extent depending on the climate zone and the type of grass sown, yet there are certain recognized steps in lawn care that everyone can observe.

Spring\ Early Summer Lawn Care

This is the time to seed, sod or sprig the yard, because the ground is warmer. You can also add a fresh load of topsoil to the ground in a new lawn. Seeding the lawn is the least expensive way to plant, but it takes longer to grow. Sodding provides an almost instant lawn that can be developed in almost any climatic zone in any season, but is expensive. Pesticides and a nitrogen-based, slow release fertilizer may be applied if necessary in this season.

Summer Lawn Care

Summer months bring the most challenging times for lawns. But, with slight changes in seasonal lawn care you can help your lawn stay green and healthy in summers too. Depending on the grass specie you will have to raise the height of your mower for cool season grass and lower it for warm season grass. Water the lawn once a week in the mornings. Lawns require about 1” of water (one hour of time) to stay healthy through the summers. Lawns are susceptible to fungal diseases and even weeds grow faster in summers. Take weed control measures and apply all-purpose fertilizers. Take a sod sample to local landscape expert for testing and treating the yard, if necessary.

Autumn Lawn Care

Lawns can be mowed at a lower height during this season. It is also the time to dethatch the thatch that has built up in the warm season grasses. It is a good time to add sandy loam and apply a fertilizer that contains some type of wetting agents.

Winter Lawn Care

Winters require minimal seasonal lawn care. L ight feedings of organic material, such as green-waste compost, and minerals to encourage earthworms and beneficial microbes are sufficient.

In addition, aerate your lawn once or twice a year to help water and oxygen to enter the soil.