Lawn Maintenance Schedule

Consult our handy monthly lawn care calendar to develop a monthly lawn maintenance schedule for a healthy, beautiful lawn & landscape year-round.

January & February
Replanting those overgrown house plants is a good project to complete while the snow keeps falling, and falling. Gently wash off the leaves or mist lightly to wash off any dust that has settled. While dusting check for any insects that may have nestled in for the winter and treat accordingly. Your plants will be so happy!

The snow is melting, the weather is warmer, and your lawn is beginning to green up. Fertilizing your lawn with a pre-emergent will help speed up this process and give you a head start on a healthy, green lawn throughout the year, while preventing the germination of summer annual weeds. You also might want to consider an aeration if you haven’t done so within the past couple of years. Either way, if you keep these next few things in mind, you can transform your lawn from good to great!

You’ve heard the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” Well put on your shower caps and bring out your umbrellas, because the heavens will be pouring rain which will accelerate plant growth. Also aiding in this is the warming temperatures. Now is the time to really begin mowing and maintaining your lawn to start it off on the right foot for the rest of the season.

May is a great month for growth. As the temperatures continue to rise, the flowers bloom and your lawn continues to grow and green! Watering should be more frequent this month. Also, May is a great month to help prevent summer annual weeds, so now is time to apply a second application of a pre-emergent herbicide.

Summer is finally here! Say goodbye to those cold nights and hello to warm evenings on a nice, green lawn. With the warmer weather, you will need to water and mow your lawn properly to help prevent drought and new weed growth. These habits will be important throughout the rest of the summer to help keep your lawn looking the way you want.

We are now moving into one of the hottest months of the year. This means if your sprinkler system is watering unevenly, you will be seeing some brown spots in your lawn due to drought. It’s also approaching peak weed season for summer-annual weeds. Be sure to mow high and get a spray in to help control these tenacious plants.

August is one of the hottest months of the year. We’re now entering the peak weed season for summer-annual weeds. To help control existing weeds and help prevent new weeds, be sure to mow high, water deeply, evenly and as needed, and get an herbicide application.

With cooling temperatures, September is a great time of year to plant a new lawn. When seeding, try planting before the 15th to give your lawn sufficient time to reach maturity before winter sets in. Aerating or verticutting your lawn will assist in the planting process.

October brings a beautiful array of leaf colors to your trees, which ultimately will find your lawn. It is important to keep your lawn free of leaves which could result in suffocation of your lawn by cutting off the necessary oxygen for the plants to survive.

November is finally time to put the mower away and apply a fertilizer with winterizer to ensure your lawn comes out of the winter strong. Also, make sure that your trees and shrubs are trimmed, and that your lawn and landscape beds are completely removed from leaves. This will not only enhance the look of your outdoors all winter long, but most importantly give your lawn its best chance to survive the harsh winter climate.

While your lawn is blanketed in snow, your lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, with the Christmas season and the spirit of giving, why not give the “gift of green” to a friend? Refer a family member or friend to our service and both of you will receive a $10 credit for the next season! Just another way that Champion Lawn & Landscape can help you and your friends brighten up your day!