Watering Water your lawn when the soil begins to dry out.
Water before the grass blades begin to wilt.
When grass wilts the grass blades will roll up to conserve moister.
You will also notice the color change from a green to a blue green.
Another way to tell your lawn is lacking water is by walking on it.
If the grass does not bounce back within a few seconds, it is time to water.
Water enough for the soil to be moist 6 to 8 inches.
You can check by sticking a screwdriver in the ground.
If you can stick the screwdriver 6 to 8 inches into the soil easily, the soil is wet enough.
Watering early in the morning is a great time.
There is less evaporation from the wind and sun.
The water will reach the roots faster when there is less evaporation.
Mowing Mowing your lawn to the proper height and at the proper time is important to keep it weed and disease free.
Mowing your grass to its proper height will depend on the type of grass you have.
Letting grass grow tall and then cutting is not a good idea, by doing this you can traumatize the grass.
Make sure the blades on your mower or sharp, if the blades are dull you will tear the grass blade instead of cutting it.
Fertilizing Fertilizing will give you a greener care free lawn, less weeds and disease.
Apply the fertilizer evenly to avoid different colors on your lawn, from areas you missed.
Fertilize on calm days.
A broadcast spreader will work great.