Fraser Valley Lawn Maintenance Seasonal Cheat Sheet

Fraser Valley Lawn Maintenance Seasonal Cheat Sheet

Your lawn requires year-long attention and care. Yet, for most of us, we only really think about lawn care in the spring and summer. This detailed breakdown will share with you some tips to help ensure your lawn stays healthy every season of the year.

Spring

A healthy lawn complementing a beautiful spring garden and flowers is the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather and longer days. Spring is a critical time of year to help ensure your lawn will be at it’s best come the summer months.

Mowing: Mow regularly to prevent cutting more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time. We want to try and keep the lawn the same height and avoid those big heavy shaggy lawns.

Raking: Spring is when we start to remove all of the winter debris that came into the garden. Leaves, twigs and other debris should be cleaned up to avoid big brown dead grass patches on your lawn.

Seeding: Did you know that every year up to a quarter of the grass in the lawn can die? Sowing new grass can help improve the life of your lawn and ensure an even thickness.

Planting: Begin planting any new vegetables, flowers or other vegetation that you will want to have for the summer and fall.

Summer

Now that you have done all the hard work in the spring, you can enjoy a beautiful lush lawn for BBQ’s and get-togethers with friends and family. You don’t want to neglect your lawn entirely so make sure you still continue to maintain it.

Mowing: Avoid cutting the grass too short especially when it’s hot to avoid the lawn losing any nutrients.

Watering: Water your lawn in the early morning or early evening to avoid the sun drying up all the moisture before the grass has time to absorb it.

Weeding: Weed your gardens and lawn regularly to avoid any invasive plants from taking over.

Fall

Beautiful fall colors make the Fraser Valley a beautiful and stunning location. It’s also time to start tucking your lawn in for winter.

Aerating: As the rains start to come in it’s important to ensure that your lawn has proper drainage. If there are high traffic areas that have become compacted, aerating the lawn using a garden fork can help avoid puddling of water.

Raking: Dead moss and leaves on a lawn can create lawn disease. Rake and remove leaves from the surface of the lawn. As much fun as jumping into a big pile of leaves can be, it can suffocate your lawn.

Mowing: For the last cut of the year you can leave it slightly higher if you wish as it won’t be growing much during the winter months.

Winter

Winter months tend to be quiet for your lawn especially if you have snow. But there are still some basic tips that you can follow to help prepare your lawn for next spring.

Frost: If there is frost on the lawn try to avoid walking on it so as not to damage the grass. Frozen blades of grass on your lawn can easily snap and break, damaging the structure of your lawn.

Water: If you notice water puddles, this can indicate compact areas. Take note and consider aerating these areas of your lawn in the spring and fall month.

Leaves: Continue to sweep up leaves and debris during the winter months to make the start of your spring lawn care a lot easier.

Looking after your lawn through spring, summer, fall and winter will help ensure it looks healthy and lush during the months you want to use it.

If you need help with any of the above care during the year, or you want someone to take it on entirely, we can help. Contact us for a free quote or to discuss your needs!

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