How to Plan your Lawn Care Schedule

LawnCareProgram_652x300There is always a season and a time for everything. This also applies in gardening and lawn. The climatic conditions of the area you live plays a critical role to your lawn care schedule. Regardless of your geographical location, however, the maintenance of your lawn will always follow a predicable schedule.

Maintaining your lawn leads to a number of benefits such as adding beauty to your home, relaxation and play area for your kids, and reduction of heat in your home. Basically, lawns are very important to you and your family. Proper planning and organization are the most important factors to lawn maintenance success.

What is a Lawn Care Schedule?

A lawn care schedule can be defined as a plan involving lawn maintenance activities and usually undertaken throughout the year. The schedule is designed around a calendar with the aim of keeping your landscape and grass as healthy as possible.

This schedule helps in targeting specific problems such as the application of weed killer treatment. It can also help you prevent other problems that are likely to develop in your garden. For instance, when you irrigate your lawn on a regular basis (while allowing for adaptation), it can prevent diseases and keep your turf in a healthy condition.

How do you plan your lawn care schedule?

If you want to have a healthy, lush lawn, then develop a lawn care schedule early in the year. You must commit to follow the schedule rigorously without fail through summer and fall. Consider the following while planning:

  • Find out the average temperatures experienced throughout the seasons. Ensure you know the traditional frost dates (the first and the last) for your local region. If your garden and lawn is more than a year old, you will have a rough idea of when weeds appear, when spring rains begin, when flowers bloom, and which months are hot or dry.
  • Write down what you know about the weather conditions and seasons in your local area. You may consider scribbling notes into margins to find out how the conditions and seasons relate to each other.
  • Once you are aware of the seasonal conditions, you can now effectively plan your lawn care activities. The most crucial thins in your maintenance schedule is knowing what to do at what time. Ensure you take action at the right time in your schedule.
  • Write down as simple but concrete plan and develop a schedule that you can remember. Indicate clearly the days you plan to mow, fertilize, irrigate, or spread the weed killer.
  • After developing the schedule stick to it. Always check the schedule when the week begins and determine the required tools and equipment. Preparing in advance makes taking care and maintaining your lawn a simple task since you won’t have any inconveniences.