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Seasonal Lawn Care Tips

Maintaining a lush, healthy lawn in Ontario requires year-round attention and care. The varying climate conditions from season to season in this region of Canada mean that what works in the spring might not be suitable for the fall. This blog post will guide you through essential lawn care practices tailored to Ontario’s unique climate, ensuring your lawn stays vibrant and healthy throughout the year.

Spring: Awakening Your Lawn

Assessment and Cleanup: Early spring is the time for cleanup. Remove any debris, leaves, and branches that have accumulated over the winter. This is also the ideal time to assess your lawn for signs of damage or disease and plan your care strategy accordingly.

Aeration and Overseeding: Aerating your lawn in spring helps relieve soil compaction, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots more effectively. Overseeding thin or bare patches can also help improve your lawn’s density and appearance. Choose grass seeds suited for Ontario’s climate for the best results.

Fertilization: Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer to provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to grow strong and lush. Be mindful of the timing and follow local guidelines to minimize environmental impact.

Summer: Maintenance and Water Management

Mowing Practices: Keep your grass at a height of about 3 inches to protect it from the summer heat and retain soil moisture. Mow regularly, but never remove more than one-third of the grass blade length at a time to avoid stressing the grass.

Watering Wisely: Water your lawn deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth, which is essential for drought resistance. Early morning is the best time to water, reducing evaporation and the risk of disease.

Weed Control: Early intervention is key to controlling weeds. Use environmentally friendly methods where possible, such as hand-pulling or the use of natural herbicides.

Fall: Preparing for Winter

Fertilization: Apply a fall lawn fertilizer to help your lawn store essential nutrients over the winter months. This will promote healthy, vigorous growth come spring.

Leaf Removal: Regularly remove fallen leaves to prevent mold and disease from developing. Mulching leaves into small pieces can provide a natural source of nutrients for your lawn.

Final Mow and Watering: Lower the mower’s blade for the last cut of the season. Continue to water your lawn if necessary until the ground freezes.

Winter: Protecting Your Lawn

Traffic Management: Avoid walking on your frozen lawn as much as possible to prevent damaging the grass blades.

Snow Management: When shoveling or blowing snow, try to distribute snow evenly across your lawn to encourage uniform melting and reduce the risk of snow mold in the spring.


Caring for your lawn in Ontario doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these seasonal lawn care tips, you can ensure your lawn remains a beautiful, resilient outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy. Remember, a little attention and care can go a long way in maintaining the health and vibrancy of your lawn throughout the year.


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London: 1285 Hubrey Rd Unit 6, London, ON N6N 1E2

Woodstock: 200 Universal Rd, Woodstock, ON N4S 7W3


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