Cut it high, let it lie

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Thick, healthy grass keeps weeds from getting a foothold in your lawn. Landscaper Zoe LaGrece recommends a cutting height of 3 inches.

“The grass will shade the ground, and the weeds won’t germinate,” she said.

She also said not to bag your clippings; use a mulching mower instead.

Frequent, shallow watering does more harm than good, according to LaGrece. “Unless you water deeply, you’re just watering the weeds,” she said.

The ideal time for deep watering, according to LaGrece, is after a light rain, because the ground is softened up and more receptive to water.

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