Your lawn requires care all year long. While you may not be doing actual yard work, there are still things that need to be done to make things go smoothly all year long. Spending a little time each season on the small things for lawn care can make the larger tasks much less daunting.
Here are some easy season-by-season tips to take care of your lawn:
The spring is a time of preparation. Fertilize and aerate the lawn to give new grass a chance to grow and thrive. Sharpen and replace lawn mower blades and give your mower a good tune up. Service all of your lawn-care tools including weedeaters, trimmers and clippers to make sure they are in good working order.
Clean the mower deck after each use to prevent grass build-up. Check the fluids on your mower each time you mow and sharpen the blades as they need it. Watch for grubs and other lawn pests and handle each one accordingly. Cut grass no shorter than three inches and only water as needed.
You can plant grass seeds as needed. Mulch the lawn and add compost as a natural fertilizer. Remove dead or dying plants from the flower beds and make sure all debris is picked up around the lawn. Fertilizing in the fall gives the plants the boost they need to get through the cold winter months.
During the winter, there is little to do in the way of lawn care. However, the one thing that needs to be taken care of throughout the year is the removal of debris. Dead branches and leaves can accumulate throughout the fall and winter. Always make sure they are removed to prevent killing and damaging the grass.