1. Aerate your lawn. Aeration is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn. Aerated soil helps keep the roots moist, which in turn helps your lawn grow.
2. Don’t over-fertilize. If you do, your lawn could become vulnerable to a whole host of new problems. Contact a lawn care specialist to learn more about when you should be fertilizing your lawn.
3. Don’t over-water. Watering your lawn deeply is important to help the roots grow; however, if you water too frequently it could do more harm than good. Consider a Rain Your Way lawn sprinkler system that’ll accurately and efficiently water your lawn every time.
4. Don’t use pesticides. Pesticides are actually quite harmful to not only the environment but also your lawn, as pesticides weaken the health of your lawn.
5. Don’t cut your grass too short. Remember, long grass (but not too long) is healthy grass.
6. Check for problems. Be alert, and be sure to check your lawn often for problems such as pests.
7. Nurture your lawn. Your lawn needs nourishment, too. After you mow your lawn, leave the grass clippings on it to help “feed” your lawn and give it essential nutrients.
8. Seed. Don’t be afraid to seed those areas that seem to be thinning.
9. Deal with insects, weeds and lawn disease early on. The sooner you deal with these issues, the better chance you have at saving your lawn.
10. Maintain your mower blades. Your grass will not only be cut cleaner when you use sharp mower blades, but it’ll also recover faster.