1. Test the soil: Take a sample of your soil and have it tested. Make adjustments if necessary to provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to thrive. The best pH level is 6.5-7.0.
2. Fertilize: Your lawn should be fertilized four times a year to help provide the nutrients it needs to grow healthy. Check with an expert as to the right fertilizer for your particular grass.
3. Weed control: The best way to control weeds is to keep your lawn healthy. Bald spots in your lawn give weeds the opportunity to grow. If you have bare spots, reseed or re-sod the areas. Applying a pre-emergent will help combat weeds when necessary.
4. Watering: Watering your lawn should be done regularly during the spring, summer, and fall. During the spring and summer, water for long soakings less frequently. A long soaking will help encourage deep root growth. You should water early in the morning.