Tip #1: Mow your grass high
Set the mower on one of the highest settings. Keeping your lawn clipped at the correct height will help your lawn stay greener.
Tip #2: Don’t mow too much
Your mowing schedule should match the growth of your lawn! Mow more often during heavy growth periods.
Tip #3: Know your soil
Your soil type can affect how often and how long you need to water.
Tip #4: Address pests
If you have grubs in your lawn chances are you are attracting moles, skunks and other rodents. Eliminating grubs with an insect control will keep pests out of your lawn.
Tip #5: Fight back against weeds
Pulling weeds out by hand will remove the root; spot treating with a weed control is also effective.
Tip #6: Fertilize your lawn in the late fall
Your lawn will store the nutrients in its root system over the winter and take full advantage of them in the spring.
Tip #7: Do a Fall & Spring cleanup
Make sure debris is cleared from your lawn in the fall and spring. Leaving debris can smother your lawn making it more susceptible to diseases.
Tip #8: Practice thatch control
Thatch is an intermingled layer of leaves, roots, and stems. Keeping your thatch ½” or less thick will control pests and keep your lawn looking green.
Tip #9: Maintain your lawn mower
Having a dull mower blade will shred the tips of your grass, leaving it dull and brown. It’s best to sharpen your blade 1-2 times per year.
Tip #10: Salt less shovel more
Misuse of salt to de-ice sidewalk and driveways can damage your turf and landscaping. Shoveling often will reduce the need to use salt.