No doubt about it, your lawn requires year-round care if you want it to look its best. And this infographic does a great job of breaking down the steps you should take each season to keep your lawn looking its best. Let's jump on in!
Preparing your lawn for the winter starts with preparing your garden beds with mulch. Mulch will help hold in heat if the air gets too cold for some plants to survive. Next, you want to be sure you have pruned back all your trees and shrubs. Finally, you will want to avoid walking on snow and packing it into the lawn. As this can cause snow mold to develop and kill your lawn the following year. Further, you want to deer-proof your lawn so that you can protect your plants.
In the spring it's a good idea to apply mulch to your garden beds and scalp the turf. Next, you will want to fertilize and begin to mow the lawn regularly, fertilizing in May. Don’t forget to spot spray for any weeds that may pop up!
Continue mowing and trimming weekly. You will also want to cut the grass higher and water regularly to prevent the lawn from turning brown in the summer heat. Finally, you will want to fertilize your lawn and prune back or deadhead spring blooms.
In the fall fertilize the lawn again, now is a great time to aerate and overseed your lawn too. You will also want to prepare for winter frost by rolling up any garden hoses and winterizing your irrigation system.
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