Healthy Lawn Care

Maintaining a healthy lawn all year can be tough when the weather is constantly changing. Living in a location where each season brings its own set of challenges can be a bit overwhelming. You may want to throw in the towel and call it quits on your lawn care methods. Before you do that, we want to let you know that with the right timing and appropriate lawn care tactics, you can make sure your lawn has everything it needs to prosper!

 

healthy lawn care- summer

 

Summer Lawn Care

The heat can cause some real damage to your lawn. Some things to keep in mind when caring for your lawn this summer include:

  • Water your lawn when the sun isn’t out so that lessens the chance of evaporation
  • Fertilize your lawn when it’s damp so that your lawn soaks up all the nutrients
  • Keep a consistent mowing pattern
  • Use your ‘cides’. By applying herbicides and pesticides you are kicking out the insects and weeds

 

healthy lawn care- fall

 

Fall Lawn Care

Fall is a busy time of year when the kids go back to school and life begins to ramp up, but there is no excuse not to care for your lawn. Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy fall lawn

  • Dethatch and rake to get rid of all the dead debris
  • Seed the lawn so that it can come back healthy next year
  • Pay attention to bare spots! This is when they really become prevalent
  • Mow and water your lawn as needs

 

healthy lawn care-winter

 

Winter Lawn Care

Winter is everyone’s favorite season as far as lawn care is concerned because this is the time of year it needs to least amount of attention. Nonetheless, is still important to:

  • Remove any leftover leaves from the fall
  • Mow it short in the late fall
  • Aerate and fertilize it before the first frost

 

healthy lawn care -spring

 

Spring Lawn Care

Spring is an important time of the year for lawn care because it sets up the health of your lawn for the rest of your year. Some good maintenance tips for this time of year are:

  • Remove dead grass by dethatching
  • Provide oxygen and moisture to the soil by aerating
  • As spring continues and the weather starts to warm up, start mowing regularly to keep the grass healthy
  • Make sure to start watering your lawn throughout the spring

 

Closing Note

Even though navigating the four seasons of lawn care can be a tricky task, it is still worth it to invest the time and energy into having a healthy lawn. Having a healthy lawn not only adds value to your home but your quality of life. A robust lawn has been proven to improve air and water quality, control soil erosion, and promote soil health.

At Landcrafters, we work hard to provide the best value in landscape maintenance, brick and stone masonry, tree planting, and all outdoor landscape design. We believe that is never “just” a backyard, but an extension of your home.