plan lawn care schedule 2021

So, we've made it! The end of 2020 is finally in sight. It's been a strange old year, but we're looking forward to seeing what 2021 has to offer. If you'll be spending more time at home in 2021, we're sure you'll be keen to get your garden looking its best for spring/summer!

The key to a healthy, green lawn all year round is to plan your lawn care in advance. Since we're about to start a new year, now is the perfect time to sit down and create your schedule. A bit of forward-thinking now will save you a lot of hassle in the future, so, here are our top tips for planning your 2021 lawn care schedule.

The first few months of the year

The first few months of the year are always cold, damp and sometimes snowy! That's because New Year falls in the middle of the winter lawn care period. This is a particularly challenging time for your lawn, so once you've slept off your New Year's day hangover, it's time to turn your attention to your garden. 

The three main jobs you need to do are:

  • Clearing fallen leaves
  • Aerating to prevent waterlogging
  • Fertilising to put nutrients back into the soil

Winter Lawn Care >

When spring arrives

You'll be pleased to know that once the bleakness of winter passes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel - springtime! This is probably your lawn's favourite time of year because there's more sunlight and more nutrients available to sustain a rapid period of growth.

It's also a lovely time to be out in the garden, flowers start to bloom and garden visitors like birds and butterflies start to emerge. For your spring lawn care, the jobs you need to do are:

  • Pest control 
  • Mowing at least once a week
  • Top Dressing to improve the quality of your soil
  • Overseeding to improve the density of the grass
  • Aerating to loosen soil and allow nutrients to penetrate deeper
  • Scarifying to remove moss and thatch
  • Removing weeds

Spring Lawn Care >

Summer 2021

Summer might seem a long way away now, but it will creep up on us very quickly. Again, having a lawn care schedule prepared for this period will help you stay on top of your garden maintenance. If we're lucky, summer will bring lots of sunshine. This can, however, put extra strain on your lawn.

During particularly hot summers, your lawn might experience a drought, so it's important you look after it by:

  • Mowing
  • Watering
  • Eradicating pests

Summer Lawn Care >

Transitioning into autumn

Once summer is over, we'll be back into the autumn months where the days get shorter, colder and things in the garden start to die back. It's normal for your lawn to look a little lacklustre through the autumn and winter months, but there are things you can do to make sure it looks fresh and healthy again in the spring. 

We'd recommend planning in the following jobs:

  • Mowing on a longer setting so you don't take too much length off
  • Overseeding to strengthen grass
  • Aerating to relieve surface water, autumn is often the wettest time of year!
  • Moss control
  • Disease protection to prevent red thread, mould and other diseases developing in your lawn

Autumn Lawn Care >

Our pre-prepared lawn care schedule

To see a Lawn Care Schedule that we prepared earlier, click the button below. You can print a copy of this infographic off to stick on your fridge if you don't want to create your own personal schedule.

Another great way to keep track of your lawn care is to put some reminders in your 2021 diary so you'll know which jobs need doing when!

Our Lawn Care Schedule >

Hopefully this blog will help you plan your lawn care schedule for 2021. As always, if you need any advice, or if you'd like us to take charge of your lawn care treatments in 2021, give us a call on 0800 111 4958.

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A brief history of lawns

Hundreds of years ago, lawns were used as green communal spaces to graze livestock, so it was very rare for a household to have a lawn of its own. Lawns grew in popularity amongst European aristocrats during the Middle Ages because the conditions were good for growing grass. They scarcely appeared in other countries or cultures around the world until they became influenced by Western culture. 

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The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, and with four different governments making announcements on a near-daily basis, you can perhaps be forgiven if you've lost track of the current rules for your part of the UK.

A lot of people - including both lawn care professionals and the homeowners who require their services - don't seem to know whether lawn care companies are allowed to continue working right now. Let's take a look at the latest rules (as of 20th November 2020) and what they mean for your lawn.

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Freshly-laid lawn can make any property stand out, adding some much-needed kerb appeal that enhances the look of your home. However, sometimes you may wake up to the unsightly look of mushrooms and toadstools all over your grass, which can send you south pretty quickly.

There's no need to panic though, as mushrooms and toadstools are a common feature of many lawns during the right time of year and they are pretty easy to get rid of. If you've walked out onto your lawn to a new gathering of mushrooms and toadstool and want to know how to remove them, you've come to the right place!

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Overseeding means adding new seeds to your lawn in order to boost the thickness of the grass.

It's a good idea to do this occasionally - keeping your grass thick and healthy will make it more difficult for weeds, moss and other growths to take over your lawn. Densely-grassed lawns are also more resistant to drought.

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