This Chart Shows The Lawn Maintenance You Need To Do Every Month Of The Year [Infographic]

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You probably think of lawn maintenance as a summer-only task. However, there are still a few tasks to be done year round. This chart shows you what needs to be done and when.

The chart, from home improvement company Heiton Buckley, details how lawn maintenance tasks change throughout the year. During summer months, lawns need to be watered, mowed and fed. However, during autumn, lawns need to be raked to prevent suffocating. Winter is relatively low maintenance, but you can also use this as a decent chance to find pockets of compacted soil that need to be aerated in the spring.

The chart was made for the northern hemisphere, but it's simple enough for Australians to use it by referring to the applicable season. For example, June to August is summer on the chart, but winter in Australia. Australians will therefore want to apply the advice given for winter on the chart, aerating their soil in August rather than February.

Lawn Maintenance Your Seasonal Cheat Sheet | Heiton Buckley via Holy Kaw!


Comments

    Or you could just mow it when it gets too long, perhaps a bit of water after a few hot days.

    Who has time to screw around with all that for a patch of grass.

    So glad we moved summer to Jun/Jul/Aug.

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