Tips For A Better Lawn
Grass clippings return them back to the soil this creates a microbial activity that helps feed your lawn and helps control thatch. However when grass is too tall remove them so it doesn't scald it.
Keep mower blades sharp dull blades tear grass which can make it look brown, it also opens it up for infections or diseases.
Dethatching a lawn should be done with a dethatching machine made for turf set up with the proper blade spacing. Most homeowners make the mistake of using a rake which tears the plants and stolon's which stresses the grass plant opening it up for all kinds of infections or disease. A dethatching machine has blades that cut into the soil and brings the thatch to the surface. Too much thatch can kill a lawn it also sets it up for insects and disease. Due to too much thatch, fertilizer and chemical applications cannot reach their target.
If you have someone mow your lawn it is very important that their mower deck is clean and free of debris If it is not they will spread a lot of weed seeds from yard to yard.
Always call if you see something that doesn't look right it could be the first signs of a disease or insect damage.
Aeration greatly reduces soil compaction. Homeowners often overlook problems associated with soil compaction. Insects, diseases, improper watering are often blamed for decline of lawns when the real culprit is compacted soil. Impeding the movement of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots.
Do not over water too much water is just as bad as none at all. Water early in the mornings so the grass doesn't stay wet over night thereby reducing your chance for disease to attack it.