Let’s make this easy. Here are five things you need to do have a great lawn:
1. Have your soil tested to know exactly what is needed to provide your lawn with the proper amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K).
2. On average plan to feed your lawn three to four times per season using a fertilizer with 50% of its nitrogen supplied in a slow release form.
3. Aerate your lawn to limit soil compaction and encourage deep rooting and water penetration.
4. Control crab grass in the spring before your soil temperature reaches 50 degrees. Do so through an application of pre-emergent herbicide.
5. Broadleaf weed control is best completed in the spring and fall. Use water soluble herbicides which are far superior to weed and feed products for the most effective control.