Spring and Summer Lawn Care Tips for Beginners: The Complete Guide

The lawn is a crucial part of your home. Not only does it provide an outdoor space for your family to spend time, but it also provides beauty and tranquility. However, the upkeep can be challenging to manage if you don’t know what you are doing. That is why it can be helpful to have some tips and tricks for spring and summer lawn care that will make the process easier!  In this blog post, we will give you expert advice on how to take care of your lawn in the coming months so that it looks its best all year long!

We will start by talking about the lawn care basics that you should be doing every week.  This will help you to develop a weekly routine that covers all of the fundamentals.


Step one is to mow your lawn frequently, at least once a week for best results (more often if it rains!)  Mowing your lawn removes excess growth and helps make sure weed seeds are not able to take root. Spring and Summer are the optimal time for weeds to sprout because they’re getting plenty of sunshine and water.

For lawns with tall grass, we recommend you mow at a height of two inches.  This will help reduce the time it takes to mow your lawn and give you an even cut!  If you have a lawnmower with different settings, make sure to read up on what each of them does so you can make your lawn maintenance as easy as possible.  You can  use a mulching blade on your lawn mower (if it has one) so that clippings are dispersed back  onto your lawn. This helps to fertilize and reduce the amount of work you’ll have to do next time around!  When the grass clippings lay atop of your fresh grass, it helps to keep the water from evaporating on home days.  It also helps inhibit the germination of seeds from weeds so you’re not battling weeds all season long.


Another fundamental of lawn care and maintenance is watering.  You’ll want to water your lawn about once a week, or more if the weather is hot and dry.  This will help encourage deep root growth for better drought tolerance later on in life!

Believe it or not, watering too often can also be a problem.  When you water too often, the soil will become saturated with water and this can lead to anaerobic pockets of soil which are useless for planting (and they’re not good for your lawn either).

Are there times of the day that we recommend for watering your lawn?   Yes!  We recommend watering in the early morning hours, so that water has time to soak into the ground.  This is also an ideal time because lawns are less likely to suffer from heat stress or plant diseases caused by high temperatures and humidity levels during the day.


Now that we’ve covered watering – let’s talk about fertilizer. You’ll want to fertilize around once  a month during the spring and summer months.  You may be wondering, how often should I apply fertilizers? Well it’s important to remember that over-fertilizing can actually cause problems like burning lawns – so don’t use more than one pound of fertilizer per thousand sq ft monthly!

Instead make it a habit to apply fertilizer and water as soon as you’ve mowed the lawn.  This will help avoid any brown spots that can happen when fertilizers are applied too late in the day. This becomes a bigger consideration during the summer months when daytime temperatures are at their highest.

So now that you have a better understanding of the basics, it’s time to get started on your lawn care plan. If you’re not sure where to start or want some expert advice, reach out to your local landscaping company like Albany Landscaping Pros for landscaping and lawn care consultation.

Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional landscaper, these tips will help your lawn stay green and lush all season long.  You’ll be happy to have people over and your family will spend hours enjoying your home’s outdoor space.