JAN/FEB If weather is mild, occasionally cut the grass with the mower blades set high - to maintain about an inch of growth. Check equipment. Keep off the grass if frozen or waterlogged
MARCH Rake the grass thoroughly using a special rake or wheeled equipment. Spike the lawn all over and apply lawn sand if necessary. Keep mower blades high and just 'top` the grass.
APRIL Re-seed bare patches, apply fertilisers and moss killer towards the end of the month. Mow regularly, lowering mower blades gradually to 3/4 inch.
MAY Keep mowing, increasing the frequency as required. Treat with selective weedkillers or combined weed/feed preparations if you haven't fed the lawn in April.
JUNE Mow lawns twice a week if possible working to a definite pattern. Water grass if necessary, remembering to soak thoroughly.
JULY Treat grass with second application of fertiliser or weedkiller/fertiliser. Water in as necessary. Don't cropgrass too closely - raise mower blades as required.
AUG Keep on mowing regularly and watering as necessary. (You must have a licence to use a sprinkler or hand-held hose). Fill any cracks caused by drought with a mixture of sharp sand and soil.
SEPT Raise mower blades to allow the grass to thicken and protect roots from winter frost and snow, and increase interval between mowings. Apply Autumn-Winter fertiliser, weedkiller and mosskiller.
OCT Rakeout thatch from turf and spike lawn to assist drainage. Brush in peat and sharp sand. A rotary mower with a collector is particularly useful at this time of year to collect dead or loose leaves. Continue cutting as necessary.
NOV Use a stiff broom to remove wormcasts from the grass. Raise mower blades to allow 1 inch cut. Don't mow if very wet as this will compact the soil and encourage waterlogging. Treat "fairyrings" with fungicide.
DEC Rake all debris from lawns. Continue occasional cutting if weather is mild. Service your mower and any other equipment.