While January is one of the coldest months in North Carolina, your lawn’s roots may still be active and require nutrients and water. If there is an especially dry period, you will want to water your lawn about every 14 days.


February is prime pruning time for your ornamental plants. Trees like Crepe Myrtles, roses, and other perennials should be cut back to encourage spring growth.


Around this time, you should notice new lawn and plant growth. You can begin pruning new plants. If you mow the lawn, be sure to keep the mower blade height high.


During April, you can begin to lower the mower height to help mulch leaves that were left behind over the winter. Now is also a good time to give your trees and shrubs some fertilizer.


Once the temperatures start to rise, adequate moisture becomes even more important. Your lawn will need about one inch of water a week. Now is also the perfect time to aerate your lawn to fight soil compaction.


Continue to water your lawn and add fertilizer including recycled clippers to provide essential nutrients.


Heat and humidity can be tough on your lawn, so continue to keep a close eye on the health of your grass. Be on the lookout for any discoloration.


Drought will continue to be a threat during August. Stick to a weekly watering schedule and monitor your lawn for signs of stress.


If you are looking to expand and enhance your landscape, September is the perfect time to plant additional trees and shrubs. 


Now is the time to prepare your lawn for winter and spring. Aerating, seeding, and fertilizing the lawn will ensure that it comes back thicker and healthier than ever once growth resumes in the spring.


Growth will continue well into November. Keep mowing as long there is new growth. You can remove leaves, but it is a good idea to simply mow them and mulch them back into the soil. This is an easy way to provide organic nutrients. 


You won’t have much lawn work to do during December. Just be sure to avoid walking on frozen grass. This can cause damage to the blades. 

For additional lawn care tips and professional lawn care services, contact JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Services.