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Lawn.
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Édith Smeesters)  
  April* May June July August Sept. Oct.
Clean and rake
 
 
         
Aerate  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topdress  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lime  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fertilize  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mow  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water    
 
 
 
   
 

Possible

 

Best

* Do not walk on waterlogged areas

Spring

  • Rake the lawn
  • Seed any areas with winter damage
  • For the first mowing, set the height to 5 cm. Afterward, set it to 7.5 cm
  • Fertilize with a 100% natural product

Summer

  • Set your lawnmower blades to leave the grass as long as possible. Don’t mow too frequently
  • Allow the lawn to go dormant or water deeply when the top 5 cm of soil is dry

Late summer (late August – early September)

  • Check pH and apply lime, if necessary
  • Aerate and topdress, if necessary
  • Reapply fertilizer, if necessary
  • Seed any areas with drought or insect damage
  • Renovate sparse lawn (aerate, topdress and reseed)

Fall

  • Use your mower to chop up dead leaves as they fall on your lawn. If the layer of leaves is too thick, rake them up and compost them.
  • For the last mowing, set the height to 5 cm.

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