Check this Lawn-Care Schedule

March
• Rake up debris and leaves from winter season.

April
• Growing year begins. Mow yard 3 inches high. Leave clippings on lawn.
• Apply first dose of eco-friendly fertilizer.
• Treat for crabgrass with pre-emergent herbicide or environmentally friendly corn gluten.

May
• Pull or spot-treat dandelions or deal with entire yard with post-emergent weed control or lime.
• Fertilize 6 to eight weeks after first dosage.

June-- July.
• Water if rains is listed below 1 inch a week.
• Treat for grubs using useful nematodes.

Late August-- September.
• Dethatch and aerate with core aerator when rains resume and ground softens.
• Fertilize and seed.
• Spread weed-and-feed over entire yard or spot-spray with lime juice and vinegar.

October-- November.
• Rake leaves.
• Enrich 6 to eight weeks after last feeding.
• At final cut, after a few frosts, trim 2 inches high.
South: Zones 2, 3, 4.

March.
• Growing season starts. Cut 3 inches high (1 to 2 inches for Bermuda lawn). Leave clippings on lawn.
• Apply first dosage of fertilizer.

• Treat for crabgrass with pre-emergent herbicide or corn gluten.

Check This Out April.
• Plant seed.
• Dethatch and aerate.

May.
If rains is listed below 1 inch a week, • Water.
• Fertilize six to 8 weeks after very first dose.

June-- July.
• Treat for fungus, if necessary.
• Fertilize 6 to 8 weeks after second dose.

Late August-- September.
• Mow and water till turf turns brown.
• When yard greens up once again, apply last dosage of fertilizer.

October-- November.
• Rake leaves.
• Continue mowing till grass stops growing.

Pro Advice: Roger Cook, This Old House Landscape Contractor states, "To find out how much water a sprinkler provides in an hour, location empty coffee cans on the yard and run the sprinkler for 15 minutes. You'll know how long to water to make sure grass gets 1 inch a week, 1/2 to 1/3 inch at a time.".

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