A healthy lawn made easy
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▪ Watering: A typical lawn needs only an inch of water a week, rain included, and the roots will be happiest if that inch comes in one soaking.
▪ Mowing: Let grass grow to about 4.5 inches before trimming it down to 3 or 3.5_inches, never cutting off more than a third of the blade. Long grass is heartier and needs less water. Sharpen your mower’s blade three times a year so that it slices the grass instead of tearing it.
▪ Fertilizing: No lawn is easy to care for if the soil isn’t healthy. You can smell healthy soil, and if you have worries, you should send samples away for testing. Regular fertilizing should occur when roots are growing—meaning autumn in cooler climates and late spring in the South and Southwest. Avoid fast-release fertilizers, which can burn your grass. Instead, use compost or slow-release or organic options.
Source: Consumer Reports