* Your grass needs sunlight to grow. Check that trees aren't shading too much of your lawn, causing grass to die. If so, trim branches.
* Water your lawn in the early morning before the sun robs it of moisture. And be sure that your grass is getting one to two inches of water per week.
* Fertilize your lawn according to your type of grass. And do not over-fertilize, which could harm your lawn and the environment.
* Leave mulched grass clippings and tree leaves on your lawn. They provide nutrients to your lawn, and in fact, take the place of one fertilizer application.
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