Keeping your lawn looking healthy and colorful might be easy enough during spring. However, a lawn that only looks good for a few months in a given year doesn't do much to improve your curb appeal. Proper maintenance of your lawn is necessary if you're to keep it looking good throughout the year.
In fact, some of the measures that you take during certain months of the year might make your lawn even more beautiful during the other months.
This is when the weather starts to warm up, and it's also the best time to start providing your soil with the nutrients it needs. You can start by applying a fertilizer that's rich in nitrogen. You should also aerate the soil to make it easier for plant roots to take in the nutrients.
Spring is also the best time to plant seeds or lay new turf. During this period, the soil is much easier to work with.
Summer marks the period when lawns start to really thrive. You can expect fast growth due to the warmth and sunlight. This means that you should also have your lawnmower ready. You may have to mow your lawn once a week to keep it looking good. You should also do some weeding each week.
In case the temperatures are very high, you should also water your lawn regularly. Hiring a landscaping contractor to help you take care of the grass can make things easier for you.
During autumn, the tool you're likely to be working with most is a rake. Depending on the number and type of trees on your property, you might have lots of leaves on your lawn during these months. You can shred these leaves and add them to the compost pile.
Just before winter sets in, you should also aerate and fertilize your soil. Fertilizers that are high in potassium will help to prepare the grass for the winter months.
A lot happens on your lawn during winter, even if it looks like there isn't much going on. Underneath the soil, there will be seeds that are germinating and roots that are growing. In this case, your task is more about protecting the lawn.
You shouldn't walk on the lawn where there's frost, and you should also not leave items such as snow ploughs on it. This can be bad for the grass and can result in brown patches after the snow melts.
If you need more information on the best landscaping practices for your region and how to maintain a beautiful yard throughout the year, contact your nearest landscaping professional today.