1. The blade on your lawnmower should be sharpened every eight to 10 uses and set to a height that will cut no lower than the top third of the grass blades, which is typically two to three inches depending on the variety of grass.
2. Water your lawn slowly and deeply, not often and quickly. Keep your watering schedule set in the early morning, about once a week.
3. Before watering, check your lawn to test the soil dampness. Take a screwdriver and press it into your lawn. If it goes in easily, your soil is probably still moist. If it is difficult to push through, it is time to water.
4. Thatch, the layer of dead plant material that accumulates just above the soil, can become thick and prevent water and nutrients from permeating the soil below. The lawn must be dethatched. If you are unsure of how to properly dethatch, call a landscape specialist.
5. Develop a pest management program to ensure proper lawn maintenance.