Get rid of grubs: If grubs are a problem in your lawn, apply a grub-control product that continues to work through the season. The best time to apply this product is in early June.
Keep mowing: Watch how fast your lawn grows once it gets hot. The lawn may only need mowing once every two or three weeks. During cooler, moister periods, it may need mowing twice a week. Mow based on your lawn's growth, not by your calendar.
Water as needed: If you don't want to spend a fortune on water, let your grass go dormant during drought. (Note: It will turn brown, but it will go green when the rains come again.) If you'd rather avoid a brown summer lawn, select drought-tolerant grasses or plan on giving your lawn about 1 inch of water a week.
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