Want a few tips from the experts? Purdue University Department of Agronomy has developed a great calendar titled, “Maintenance Calendar for Indiana Lawns” (Publication AY-27) aimed to help Indiana residents with their lawns. Their calendar/chart, which is shown below breaks down the monthly lawn responsibilities based on maintenance levels.
Maintenance levels are as follows:
High– For those wanting the densest, greenest, healthiest lawns and are willing to commit considerable time and money to maintain.
Medium– For those wanting an acceptable lawn, but who are not as committed to spending as much considerable time and money to maintain.
Low– For those who want an average-looking lawn with minimal inputs.
If you’re not from Indiana, check with your local state’s Master Gardener program, which can help to guide you the right direction.