Lawns: Simple Seasonal Calendar

Spring

Rake yard and add leaves and debris to compost pile
Overseed bare patches and topdress with 1/4" finished compost, water new grass
Check mower, sharpen blades and raise to 3"
Mow when grass reaches 4-5", leave clippings on lawn
Hand pull weeds

Summer

Monitor for excessive insect damage. If needed identify insect and research it.
Water no more than 1" once per week, if at all.

Early Fall

Aerate compacted areas.
Overseed thin spots and topdress with 1/4" finished compost.

Late Fall

Rake and add leaves to compost pile
Final mowing for year at 2"