Use fertilizer lightly as it encourages grass to grow and need more water.
Water only when grass turns a dull, grey-green color and footprints remain. After a rain, skip watering until the grass dries.
Bluegrass lawns generally require 1" or more of water per week, depending on the weather.
Shrubs and trees require less water than bluegrass, so water them separately.
Watering every third day helps the grass develop deeper roots and use moisture deep in the ground.
Water in the early morning or late evening when there's less wind.
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Mow when it's cool to reduce stressing the grass.
Mow with a sharp mower blade. A dull blade tears grass and stresses the lawn.
Mow bluegrass 2 1/2 " - 3" tall to promote deeper rooting and to shade the plant's root zone. Never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade.
Leave clippings where they fall to add nutrients to the soil. A mulching mower chops grass into small pieces.
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