Kennedys Lawn Care Calendar 2015

January and February

Time to rid the garden of any remaining leaves and other winter debris that may have accumulated.  Avoid walking on a lawn which is very wet or frozen, try to stay off it.Take this opportunity to get your lawn mower blade sharpened, this will reduce the risk of infection when you do start to mow in March.

Keep a general eye on the lawn and treat any issues if they crop up.

March and April      

Time to get the mower out! Warmer conditions will spring life into your garden and the grass will begin to grow more quickly. If possible it is good to rake the lawn with a spring rake to help the grass sit up for mowing, and try to only cut just the tips off the grass at this time of year.

Trim lawn edges and around garden ornaments / trees using a lawn strimmer. Neaten up / repair any damaged lawn edges.

Consider adding some form of topdressing to the lawn.

Unless you laid new turf last year, then scarifying will help maintain lawn health. This will remove dead grass, thatch and moss.  If there are noticeable bare patches on the
lawn, adding some extra seed (over seeding) is a good idea.

May and June

At this time of year, regular mowing  and edge trimming will help the grass to look its best.

Make sure the hose pipes and watering cans are ready. There can be extended dry periods even at this  time of year.

July and August

If dry periods are extended, then moderate your use of water if possible but remember your lawn will absolutely need more watering during hot summer months.

Don’t forget...your lawn will still need watering if you go away on holiday. Try to get a friend or neighbour to help out.

Our high quality fine compost brushed into the lawn will help retain water and reduce your water usage, 1 bulk bag of compost will treat about 100m2 of lawn. 

September and October

These are the months when things start slowing down in the garden, so gradually ease back on the mowing.

Repeat the aerating, scarifying and fertilising of the Spring in preparation for the fast approaching winter.  This helps your lawn for the winter months,
use the Autumn lawn feed as the increased phosphorous and potassium of the 3-12-12 mix will make your lawn stronger and more resilient to harsh winters, some top dressing can also be a good idea.

November and December

Clearing leaves will probably be the main job during these months, especially if you live near wooded areas.  There may still be some mowing required, especially if conditions have been relatively mild.

If the lawn requires mowing then set the mower blades high.

If you are unsure about anything posted on this page please seek the advice of a professional.  All advice contained on this page is for information purposes only and form no professional guidance and does not confer a warranty of any kind.