For beautiful, healthy turf grass year after year, you’ll need to keep up with the appropriate monthly lawn maintenance schedule. For best results, follow the Big League Lawns lawn care schedule below. This schedule provides a step-by-step monthly chart of lawn care for the entire year. Following this routine can help you avoid potential problems with your grass, prevent weeds from taking over, keep away lawn pests, and much more. The right attention each month will help you keep your lawn lush and thriving all year every year.
What is the Best Lawn Care Schedule in Utah?
Here is the general annual lawn care schedule Big League Lawns recommends for Utah homeowners. This schedule includes only the most basic lawn care needs. It does not include special needs for other critical lawn care processes required for many lawns at various stages of development.
|Month||Scheduled Lawn Care Action|
|March||Preemergent is applied to prevent crabgrass and spurge (a common weed that invades lawns in Utah).|
|April||Preemergents, if not applied in March, are applied in April to help prevent crabgrass and spurge. Dandelions come into full bloom in April and are controlled by broad-leaf post-emergents.|
|May||Preemergents, fertilizer, weed control agents, insect barriers, and mosquito barriers may all be applied in May.|
|June||In the high summer temperatures of Utah, mosquitoes, spiders, and other lawn insects are very active. NOTE: Lawns in Utah often are not watered sufficiently during seasonal high temperatures. Many homeowners tend to continue with their spring lawn care schedule for watering instead of increasing watering times during the hottest months. See important recommendations for summertime watering in Utah.|
|July||Insects are typically highly active during July and other hot summer months in Utah. Weeds are ferociously striving to gain ground and force grass out of lawns. So, insect and weed control treatments are especially important. An abundant summertime watering schedule is also essential. Pay careful attention to appropriate watering times of day and lengths of watering sessions.|
|August||As in July, insect and weed control and sufficient watering at the right times of day in Utah are among the foremost needs of lawn owners in August.|
|September||Starting in mid-September, as temperatures begin to cool down, your fall lawn care schedule can include planting grass as needed. Lawn seeding becomes possible without the worry of grass seeds drying out instead of successfully germinating. Plus, grassroots grow during this seasonal weather period more than at any other time of the year. Lawn winterization is typically due in September or four weeks prior to the first frost.|
|October||In October, fertilizer and weed control are still necessary, as well as insect barriers, often even including mosquito barriers.|
See these recommendations condensed into a year-at-a-glance monthly lawn care chart below.
Additional Treatment Needs Your Grass May Have
Other care needs your lawn might have that are not included in the general schedule may include:
- Spot testing
- Special insecticides
- Overcoming lawn drought
- Specific nutrient deficiencies
- Severe lawn grubs infestation
- Other applications
If you have questions about any of these treatments, please feel free to reach out to us and we can provide additional information. We are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding the care of your lawn.
Big League Lawns Basic Annual Lawn Care Chart
For your convenience, here is a chart condensing the basic recommendations for your lawn care schedule in Utah. This chart does not include other treatments that so many lawns need in order to thrive in their general area conditions and unique circumstances of use and particular location.
To download a color-coded .jpg version of the Big League Lawns basic annual lawn care chart, complete with special notes, click here.
For Big League Care of Your Lawn’s Special Needs
Not all homes have lawns that are already ideally in order to be managed with the basic annual care plan alone. Special problems with some areas or all of your lawn may initially require professional lawn care services. Our lawn rehab experts can evaluate your grass and guide you on short- and long-term treatment needs. We can remedy severe grass health issues for you and advise you on ongoing lawn maintenance! We apply Big League lawn health solutions to revitalize ailing grass.