How to Schedule Yard Work

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Scheduling yard work depends on the climate, but March, June and October are good months for regular lawn care. Schedule yard work with tips from a professional landscaper in this free video on lawns and gardening. View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey with Showplace Lawns. I want to talk to you about scheduling yard work or lawn service. In our part of the world which is South Central Texas, that is a twelve month task. I realize in other parts of the country you may only have eight or nine months to do things in. In general terms we start the year out with maybe doing some insect control in early March. March is also and early April are good times to aerate the lawn. I always try to hold off any mowing until April, let the grass grow, let it get going because once you start cutting it it needs to be cut on a regular basis. We fertilize two times and an option for a third time. April is a good Spring fertilizer month. The option month would be June and then again we fertilize in October with our Fall fertilizer or winterizer. During the Winter months, Fall and Winter months is when we put our weed preemergent out to try to keep the weeds from coming up in the Spring. We will do that September, November, December, January, February. Those are the basics. The other thing that you will need to do is water it and give it a good watering when it needs to be watered. Infrequent waterings but for long periods of time when you do water it will help that lawn tremendously. Also be sure that that lawnmower blade is sharp. If you aerate the lawn you do not need to worry about dethatching it because the air from the aeration, how it works through the soil will decompose any thatch build up that you may have. So start the year out with some insect control, mainly for ants, put out an ant bait in the Spring, aerate, start your mowing in April, keep it watered and those are the basics of how to schedule a good lawn service.