Lawn Maintenance Guide for the Intermountain West
This step-by-step guide is designed to help our customers take care of their lawn with confidence. The most important elements in each section are in bold. Every lawn is unique, however these guidelines fit most conditions. You may need to make small modifications to fit your specific situation. This guide assumes that your lawn is already established. If not, see our Yard Preparations, or Sod Installation guides.
A healthy beautiful lawn is a result of balance; the right fertilizer, timing and amounts, the correct water management, the best moving height for the season, early season preparation, weed and pest control. Just because a company claims to specialize in lawn and yard care, does not mean they will do the right things to your yard. Some companies often do what is easiest or make their decisions based only on profits, not necessarily the best thing for your lawn. No one will care about the long-term health and beauty of your lawn more than you.
Tools of the Trade
The following tools are essential to maintain a beautiful healthy lawn:
- A sprinkler system, with capacity to cover your lawn whenever it is needed. The system can be a garden hose and sprinkler, or an automatic underground system, as long as the capacity matches the size of your yard. The minimum system you need should be able to put ¼ inch of water on all of your lawn in a 12-hour period.
- A mulching lawn mower with an optional bag attachment, grass trimmer, fertilizer spreader, 6” screwdriver, water-measuring devices (cans with straight sides and a ruler, or containers designed to measure the amount of water being applied).