Maintenance Schedule: Your Kiwi Lawn Care Calendar

A lush green lawn is a must-have addition to any garden, but getting to grips with lawn maintenance can be tricky for those new to gardening. Knowing the best times to water, seed, trim, and spray for pests can feel overwhelming -and that is why we are on hand to help. Here at Lifestyle Lawns, we have put together the ultimate lawn maintenance schedule to help ensure that your garden looks great and stays healthy all year round.


As warmer weather starts to creep in, it is time to start preparing your lawn, and this starts with the first mow of the year. Try to avoid mowing when the lawn is too wet, as this can damage the roots and cause patchy regrowth. Before you get started, scan the lawn for twins, rocks, or debris that could damage the motor, and then carefully mow to the desired height and trim the edge.

This can also be a good time to feed your lawn with a slow-release fertiliser to help encourage strong, healthy growth.


New Zealand summers can be hot and dry, so it is essential to stay consistent with lawn maintenance and care. Mow regularly to keep the grass at the right length and treat weeds as they appear. You can also use shears to keep the edges of the lawn neat and tidy and feed the lawn with suitable fertiliser. During the hotter months, it is also important to water the lawn regularly—this will help maintain a lush green colour.


As Autumn draws near, it is time to start preparing for the cooler months. It is okay to keep mowing the lawn for as long as the grass is growing and keep an eye out for fallen leaves, raking them as they fall. Depending on the quality of your lawn, you may need to aerate it and apply a top dressing to help improve drainage when the rain starts.


Winter is a time for rest and recovery – and this means you can lighten up your lawn maintenance schedule. Avoid mowing the lawn when it is wet or has snow, as this can cause damage; if your grass does grow in the winter, simply trim the top with shears, but be gentle.

Here at Lifestyle Lawns Ltd, we understand the importance of a well-maintained lawn – and that is why we are on hand to take care of the stress of lawn maintenance on your behalf. Get in touch today, and see how we can help.