Mower in grass at sunrise

Mulching mowers return grass clippings to your lawn which can provide up to 25% of your lawn’s nutrient needs. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A healthy lawn all year long.

During June, continue natural lawn care practices that support lawn health with a smaller environmental footprint.

Dates may vary by geographic location and turfgrass species. Choose practices based on your lawn’s specific needs.

Things to do in June:

  • Mow high to promote deep roots and crowd out weeds. Remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time.
  • Return grass clippings to your lawn or compost bin. Recycled grass clippings can provide up to 25% of your lawn’s nutrient needs.
  • Win against weeds. Continue to monitor but tolerate some weeds in your grass. For removal, hand-pull if possible or use the appropriate, least-toxic chemical—be sure to follow directions on the label.
  • Use water efficiently. Water your lawn when necessary—no more than one inch per week, including rainfall. Tip: Measure using a rain gauge or empty tuna can.
  • If watering is necessary, do so in the morning between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.