By Debbie Post, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Water before 10 a.m. or between 4 to 6 p.m. avoiding late evening, which makes your grass more prone to disease. It’s important to have at least one inch of water a week for a healthy lawn. After your spring fertilizing, it’s recommended to do one more application six to eight weeks following that and then again in the fall to prepare for winter. Use the one-third rule when mowing, don’t remove more than one-third of your grass blade length to ensure the best growth.