Month-By-Month Lawn Maintenance Checklist

December 21, 2018

Having an alluring, lush green lawn in your property is a thing of beauty which will bring you abundant joy forever! However, to keep your lawn healthy and well-maintained in all seasons requires year-round commitment and diligent care.

Here is a month-by-month guide to help you provide the best care to your lawn.


Clean the trash and fallen leaves, tree limbs, and twigs to avoid dead spots as well as insect invasion. This will also prevent the roots from suffocating, especially during heavy snowfall.
Trim back on tree and shrub overgrowth. This way you can also discourage termites and rodent infestations.


Avoid visiting your lawn and trampling the week grassroots.
Remember to keep your lawn clear of any rotten or infested wood logs.


March brings the season of new growth. Clean up your yard and mow the grass once a week to keep a check on overgrowth.
Fertilizing your plants and grass will ensure proper supply of nutrients to the week roots and support abundant growth. Consult a specialist to choose the best fertilizer for your soil. Be cautious of weed growth. Use an herbicide to prevent it.
Warm weather attracts insects and pests to feed on the fresh growth. Use an organic pest solution to evade the problem.


Get the soil in your lawn tested for pH balance. This will help you devise the right course of care for your lawn.
Based on the soil pH condition, plant new shrubs, perennials, and trees. Also, consider the condition of your planting zones such as the amount of shade, water requirements, and more before choosing the plantation.


The environment is favorable to add mulch to flower beds and around trees as well as shrubs. This keeps the soil cool during the hot climate and prevents soil erosion as well as weed growth.
Regularly prune the shrubs, plants, and trees to maintain a healthy foliage growth.


Allow the grass to grow longer by a few inches to protect the soil and the grassroots from drying out quickly. So, be careful as you mow your lawn.
Ensure optimal hydration to the soil and grass roots — deep water your lawn in early-morning or late-afternoon to provide respite against heat. However, don’t overwater as this will result in fungal growth and lawn diseases.


Deep water your lawn three times a week to prevent turf wilting. Avoid daily irrigation, especially when the lawn has got its water supply from natural rainfall.
Look out for pests visiting your lawn to gnaw on healthy grassroots. Use pesticides to repel excess worms.


The seasonal summer and spring vegetation in the lawn may start to wither away. Get rid of the dead plants and plant new fall and winter varieties instead.


It’s time to ready your lawn for winter by seeding and guarding the soil with fertilizer.
Prevent soil compaction by aerating your lawn and removing small tufts of grass and soil.


During autumn, the leaves fall and pile up in your lawn more frequently, depriving your grassroots of oxygen. Hence, rake up the fallen leaves and twigs regularly.
In mid-October, apply an additional layer of fertilizer to enjoy green grass for long in winter.


With falling temperature, the grass growth declines gradually. However, maintain an optimal length of grass and mow off any overgrowth regularly.
Despite the cool climate, your lawn still needs hydration. Provide about an inch of water every week.


December and January are easy months with few lawn maintenance chores. Do regular cleaning and keep overgrowth and pest invasions in check.
Remember to shield plants and shrubs that are intolerant of night frost.

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