Before spring, consider your best choices for a lawn that will serve its purpose while thriving in the summer heat. Will your lawn receive more shade than sun? Is it a place for play that needs to hold up to heavy foot traffic, or could a low-maintenance clover blend lawn be the solution?
Plan when you will implement lawn care steps, and add them to your calendar. Make sure you consider regional sprinkling restrictions, which extend from May 1 to October 15. Growing seed requires keeping soil moist for two to three weeks, and should be started in mid-April, well in advance of the restrictions.
If you are interested in a yard that is less affected by weather or thrives in certain conditions, visit
www.growgreenguide.ca for some tested alternatives to traditional grass lawns. You'll find growing guides for micro clover, moss lawns, and others.