Lawn season is approaching fast and people are eager to get a headstart on their lawns. Last year was tough on many plants, but none so visible as our lawns.
Our lawn care calendar provides general guidelines for when to do specific tasks to make your lawn the most sustainable it can be. Check out Extension's resources on lawn care.
Minnesota lawn care calendar
|What to do||Best time to do it||Okay time to do it|
|Mowing||Last week of April through early November|
|Crabgrass control||Pre-emergence: Mid April to mid May, before crabgrass comes out of the ground||Post-emergence: Mid May to early July, apply to small, visible crabgrass|
|Sodding||Early May through June; mid August to late October||Late June to 2nd week of August|
|Watering||May through late October|
|Seeding||Early August to late September; Mid November||May through early June|
|Fertilizing||Early August through mid October||May through late June|
|Aerating||Mid August through mid October||Late April through May|
|Dethatching||Mid August through September|
|Broadleaf weed control||September through late October||May through late June|