Lawn Maintenance: Your Seasonal Cheat Sheet

Lawn Maintenance: Your Seasonal Cheat Sheet

While the summer season is the ideal time to care for your lawn, it’s something that needs to be looked after all year round and when the weather is constantly changing it can become a tricky business.

The latest infographic from Heiton Buckley, the builders’ merchants, comes in the form of a seasonal cheat sheet that can help anyone in working out when the ideal time is to tend to certain jobs and aspects of maintaining your lawn. Using their calendar, you can find out when the optimum and recommended timings are for individual jobs such as lawn feeding, seeding, mowing and raking.

In spring, a healthy looking lawn will definitely help to compliment your booming spring garden so it’s a great time to get your lawn ready for summer. Keeping on top of mowing and feeding your lawn will help to make your grass stronger and greener.

Summer is when your lawn will really ‘shine’ and will be the centrepiece for your BBQs and gardens. Avoid cutting the grass too short during hotter weather as it may actually mean the grass will end up losing its nutrients.

Falling leaves during autumn may be fun, but leaving them on your lawn for too long can result in suffocating your grass. Use an autumn lawn fertiliser that is high in phosphates and potash to keep your lawn in great condition.

Winter is a quite month for lawns but there are still a few things to think about during the winter months. For example, plan ahead and get your mower serviced – beating out the spring rush.

Take a look at the infographic below to learn how you can properly maintain your lawn.

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