Watering: Most Lawn Grasses need 1 Inch of water per week during the growing season. Too little water encourages crabgrass and other weeds that like the dry soil. A rain gauge is a great way to keep track of how much water your lawn gets. Early morning is the best time to water. Watering in the evening prolongs the time the grass is wet. This increases the chances of disease problems. Over watering also make your lawn more prone to disease by creating shallow-rooted plants that are less tolerant to heat.
Mowing: Mowing on a regular basis at the right heights encourages deeper roots that can better withstand drought, pests, and weeds. Remember that shorter grass produces shallow roots and is less tolerant of heat. It also allows more sunlight to reach the soil surface, which encourages more weed seeds to germinate. Sharp blades not only give you a clean cut, but cause less stress on the grass. Dull blades rip or tear grass. Lawn clippings can be a natural fertilizer for your lawn and can reduce the amount of fertilizer needed each season. However, remember to never leave clumps of grass on your lawn. It will cause the grass underneath to yellow, brown, and possible die. Mowing at different angels not only gives a great look, but helps to spread out wear and compaction from the mower.