Lawns do much more than look pretty and grow. Properly chosen and maintained, a lawn contributes to the quality of our life. Unlike gravel, concrete, asphalt, or bare dirt, a lawn helps cool the surrounding area. Your lawn also helps reduce noise, air, and water pollution. Just as useful, it provides excellent dust control. Well-established turf areas with their extensive root systems will help to control soil erosion. Your lawn does all that wonderful work while providing you and your family a soft, gentle place to play and relax. It only takes a few simple steps to help your lawns perform at its best.
When feeding, there's no need to overdo it. In fact, Overfeeding may damage grass or cause fast, weak growth that is more prone to pests and disease. Feeding your lawn every 6 to 8 weeks with Scotts® Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer with 2% Iron will help your lawn grow thick and strong. Keep the lawn mower blade sharp to provide a clean cut. This will reduce water loss from the leaf blades. Raise the mowing height of the lawn mower. Taller grass will shade the soil and roots, reducing stress on the lawn. Return finely chopped grass clippings to the lawn by mowing often. This provides a natural mulch and returns nutrients back to the soil. Reduce traffic on the lawn to prevent soil compaction and reduce stress to the grass. Compacted soils are less able to absorb water. If you choose to water your lawn, water deeply and infrequently. Encourage roots to reach deep into the soil in search of water and your grass will thrive, even in times of drought.