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.


The Green Thumbs Behind This Article:

Kevin Espiritu

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5 thoughts on “Lawn Maintenance: Your Seasonal Cheat Sheet”

  1. Short grass in winter is more prone to winter mold. Nitrogen “straight urea” should be the only thing thrown down in fall. Unless a soil test proves otherwise. If your lawn is mostly kbg, overseeding or sowing is useless. Please do some research. There is so much outdated info out there that has been proven wrong or ineffective.

    • Note that this piece did not recommend mowing in the winter (and in fact, the infographic specifically advises against mowing in December, January and February).

      Fertilizing in fall depends on the grass type and the location. For instance, in areas like southern California where there is little rain and no freezing conditions, grass continues to grow throughout the winter months and may require fertilizer, especially since it’s not uncommon to have a 90-degree Christmas there.

      Kentucky bluegrass was not referenced in this piece at all, nor was overseeding or sowing on Kentucky bluegrass.

      Thanks for your input, though!

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