Lawn Care Calendar

Achieve a lush, healthy lawn year-round with the help of Readylawn’s online lawn care calendar. This comprehensive guide provides NZ homeowners with a seasonal breakdown of essential lawn maintenance tasks. Learn when to mow, water, fertilize, and control pests to keep your lawn looking its best. Readylawn’s calendar ensures you’re giving your lawn exactly what it needs and when it needs it.

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Month

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January

February


March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

Apply a Readylawn premium slow-release fertiliser (Lawnlife "Revive") if lawn is kept active, ie not drought-stressed.

10gm m2 - Shop Fertiliser

Apply Lawnlife "Recovery" for soil health and plant strength before winter.

Apply a quality fertiliser (such as Readylawns Premium slow release Lawnlife "Recovery") at 20gm per m2. (Late March or early April)


Apply (Lawnlife "Recovery") for soil health and plant strength before winter.


Apply liquid iron for winter colour (Lawnlife "Adrenalin")

Apply liquid iron for winter colour 

(Lawnlife "Adrenalin")

Apply liquid iron for winter colour (Lawnlife "Adrenalin")

Apply liquid iron for winter colour 

(Lawnlife "Adrenalin")

Apply liquid iron for winter colour (Lawnlife "Adrenalin") 
Apply  (Lawnlife "Recovery") " for soil health and plant strength after winter.

Apply a quality fertiliser (such Readylawn's Premium slow release (Lawnlife "Revive") at 20 grams per m2.


Apply  (Lawnlife "Recovery") for soil health and plant strength.

Apply  (Lawnlife "Recovery") for soil health and plant

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth but only twice per week – deeply and in the morning.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth but only twice per week – deeply and in the morning.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth but only twice per week – deeply and in the morning.


Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth.





Test irrigation. Leaky or poorly adjusted irrigation is inefficient and wastes water.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth but only twice per week – deeply and in the morning.

Water as necessary to maintain healthy growth but only twice per week – deeply and in the morning.

Physical Treatment, Spraying


Hydration->

Treat for grass grub and porina if damage symptoms are still evident. Apply Lawnlife "Hydration" to maintain moisture.


Apply Lawnlife "Hydration" to maintain moisture.

Scarify to dethatch surplus organic matter from your lawn, top dress and over sow. This can be done now or in September (Spring). Apply 

 (Lawnlife "Recovery")

Treat for grass grub and porina to protect the lawn from winter damage.

Assess for early winter disease.

Assess for winter disease.

Assess for winter disease.

Assess for winter disease.

Scarify to dethatch surplus organic matter from your lawn. If necessary, top dress and over sow. Aerate.

Apply Lawnlife "Hydration" to maximise water utilisation.

Apply

 acelepryn liquid insect treatment

provide insect suppression. (November /December best.) Apply localised wetting agent to dry areas.

Apply Lawnlife "Hydration" to maintain moisture.

Mowing Frequency (per month)


Weekly and always remove clippings.


Weekly and always remove clippings.


Weekly and always remove clippings.


Weekly and always remove clippings.


As needed to maintain the 1/3 removal rule.

As needed to maintain the 1/3 removal rule.

As needed to maintain the 1/3 removal rule.

As needed to maintain the 1/3 removal rule.

Weekly and always remove clippings.

Weekly and always remove clippings.

Weekly and always remove clippings.

Weekly and always remove clippings.

Comments


Mow at about 20/25mm for fescue/browntop and Fescue lawns. 30mm for rye grass lawns & 40mm for Tall Fescue.


Hot dry month - apply Lawnlife  "Hydration" to maintain moisture.

A busy period. Treat for grass grub and other insects with lawn guard prills. Renovate your lawn now as the cool weather slows down growth.

By fertilising with a quality fertiliser before winter you will keep your lawn strong and healthy during the cold months. This will also help deter disease and pests.

Liquid nitrogen and iron ideal for improving colour.


Make sure when over sowing you are using the same seed mix to avoid uneven textures and colours.

Applying a wetting agent can ensure good water penetration into dry soils.


Applying a wetting agent can ensure good water penetration into dry soils.





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