Cute red squirrel eats a nut in winter scene with nice blurred forest in the background

January

Close up of a lawn

February

Spreading fertilizer and weed killer on the lawn.

March

Domestic garden in early spring with daffodils in flower border and potio pots of hyacinth flowers, a camellia bush flowers against a fence in the background, Haslemere, Surrey, England, UK.

April

English country garden in spring with pots of tulips on the patio, flowers in the borders, flowering shrubs, a rose arch and a garden seat on the lawn, Haslemere, Surrey, England, UK.

May

An English summer garden with a wrought iron white seat

June

Lawn sprinkler

July

Mowing a lawn with a lawn mower

August

Mole hills 'en masse' - the bane of the lawn owner's or green keeper's life!

September

Raking

October

Collecting leaves with rake

November

Christmas

December

January

January

A quiet month for lawn maintenance with the exception of removing leaves – note of caution though, excess traveling on frosted or sodden lawns will do it no favours.

February

February
Apart from the final sweep of leaves and the scattering of any worm casts in dry conditions.  February is a good month to get the mower serviced as this will avoid the temptation to mow the lawn whilst heavy frosts are about.

March

March
If weather conditions allow give the lawn a good raking to clear any debris.  A light rolling will also help firm the ground after winter frosts.  March is also the first opportunity to mow your lawn.  As a rule of thumb never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf height.

A couple of mows are usually sufficient in March but this may be governed by the weather.  Avoid mowing low especially if frosts are still forecast as your lawn will turn an unsightly white or yellow.  This is a good opportunity to look at the edges of your lawn and repair any damaged areas.

April

April

Time to feed (nitrogen) and weed your lawn, again this will depend on the weather – wait for it to be warm and for the grass to be growing.  It is a good time to remove moss but remember to rake dead moss out after 2 weeks of using a moss killer – typically a lawn sand.  Keep the lawn at roughly 1inch height, but do not remove more than 1/3 of the leaf as mowing lower could leave you exposed to late frost.

May

May

This is when mowing begins in earnest and the lawn height can be brought down – slowly, mown once a week is typical for May.  Take the opportunity to spot treat any weed problems when dry conditions prevail.

June

June

Mowing twice a week may be necessary to keep your lawn at optimum height.  This will help your lawn thicken.  A Foliar feed may be beneficial to keep a lush green appearance.  Keep an eye on weeds and treat as necessary.

July

July

Continue to mow regularly as weather conditions dictate. If the weather comes dry it is beneficial to raise the height of your mower. Consider watering in the early morning or late afternoon it will give the best results if there is a prolonged dry period.  Spike your lawn and keep it regularly trimmed.

August

August

This is holiday season it is beneficial if you can get your lawn mowed whilst you are away.  If not, on your return remember to reduce the lawn slowly again as it will damage your lawn if you reduce the height quickly.  Water is necessary and take the opportunity to kill any of the more resilient weeds.  This is also the latest high nitrogen fertiliser should be applied.

September

September

This is possibly the most important month for lawn maintenance.  Allow the height of your lawn to increase by 25% and mow accordingly to how fast the grass is still growing.  This is a good opportunity to scarify your lawn in order to remove debris and thatch.  This will encourage side shoots and allows the lawn to thicken.

Top dressing could be considered for the most avid gardener or if you have small lumps and bumps in the lawn.  It will also improve the condition of your soil and thus your lawn if done regularly.

October

October

Mowing can be reduced and the height raised as winter arrives.  Removing leaves is beneficial as not only does it prevent the grass being covered but it will reduce worm activity over the winter.  This is a good opportunity to do any lawn repairs before the winter sets in.

November

November

Time for the last mow and take the opportunity to clean your mower before you put it away.  The final mow should be done a half-inch above the summer mowing level.  Leaves should be raked up and cleaned away.

December

December

All that remains is to clear leaves away and enjoy the Christmas festivity.

Easylawn are more than happy to advise you on any queries you may have relating to lawn turf.