To ensure a healthy, smooth lawn and easy maintenance, start by analyzing the needs of the yard and then carefully prepare the setting soil. It is also prudent to maintain the grass at an adequate height, water and feed the lawn regularly, and eliminate weeds. Be sure to supply the lawn with sufficient air for nutrient penetration as well.
Properly aerate the lawn by poking holes in the ground to improve oxygen circulation. Most people use basic tools to aerate the lawn or walk on the grass using spiked sports shows. Aerating the lawn helps supply necessary nutrients to the root system.
Water the lawn once per week, but ensure the water runs deep without causing runoff. Shallow, frequent watering tends to inhibit extension of the roots deeper into the soil. Deep watering is key to preventing the destruction of the lawn by chinch bugs, as they are common in dried, stressed-out lawns. When watering the lawn, take into consideration the type of soil.
Avoid mowing lawns too short as it puts extra pressure on the grass, inhibiting healthy growth. It is advisable to allow the grass to grow taller before mowing and raise the mower to the highest possible notch. In most cases, it is best to only shave the top third part of the grass. Allowing the grass to grow tall also promotes better root development.