A beautiful lawn is often the centerpiece of any landscape. It’s where you relax, play, and enjoy the outdoors. But maintaining a perfect lawn year-round requires effort and know-how.
Lawn care is a year-round task, and it starts with understanding your grass type. Warm-season grasses, like Bermuda and Zoysia, thrive in hot climates, while cool-season grasses, like Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass, prefer cooler weather.
For warm-season grasses, spring is the time for fertilization. As the grass starts to grow, a balanced fertilizer with a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is recommended.
In summer, the primary challenge is usually heat and drought. Deep, infrequent watering is key to a healthy lawn.
Autumn is the season to address thatch and aerate the soil. Thatch is the layer of dead grass and roots that can block nutrients and water from reaching the soil. Aerating the lawn helps improve water and nutrient absorption.
For cool-season grasses, early fall is the ideal time for fertilization. It promotes root growth and helps the grass recover from summer stress.
Winter care involves keeping the lawn debris-free and preventing snow mold, a common winter lawn disease.
Year-round care also includes mowing, which varies based on the grass type and season. For most grasses, it’s essential not to remove more than a third of the grass height at one time.
A well-maintained lawn requires effort, but it’s worth it when you can enjoy a lush, green carpet in your outdoor space year-round.