5 FAQs on Preparing a Lawn Maintenance Schedule

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, December 10, 2012

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What’s the best way to make a lawn maintenance schedule?


Preparing a lawn maintenance schedule will help keep you on track to having a healthy, lush, and green lawn. Lawn maintenance involves a yearlong commitment. Here are some questions we hear frequently about creating a lawn maintenance schedule.

Does it matter what part of the country I live in when determining when to do spring maintenance?

Yes, your lawn maintenance schedule will vary depending on your geographical area, as spring conditions arrive sooner in some areas of the country and later in other areas.

When should I determine whether I need to replace damaged sod?

Damaged sod can be replaced most times during the year. You should never replace sod when the ground is frozen. In warmer climates, replacing sod can be done during the winter months, as long as the ground hasn’t frozen.

When is the best time to begin mowing? Mid-spring is a great time to begin mowing, once your grass has begun to grow.

When is the best time to fertilize? Lawns should be fertilized in early spring, again in the late spring, or early summer, during the summer, and again in the fall.

When should I have my soil tested? Mid-spring, after the ground has thawed, is a great time to have your soil tested.

Contact the turf experts at Modern Turf for quality sod, and landscaping products.

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