Select grass species that are well-suited to your climate, soil type, and sunlight conditions.
Consider factors like traffic tolerance and water requirements.
Remove debris, rocks, and weeds from the area.
Till the soil to a depth of 4-6 inches to break up compacted soil.
Level the surface using a rake, ensuring a smooth, even lawn.
Apply a balanced fertilizer.
Spread grass seed evenly.
Rake the area lightly to cover the seeds with soil.
Wait until the grass reaches a recommended height before mowing.
Use a sharp mower blade to avoid tearing the grass.
Follow a fertilization schedule based on your grass type and local recommendations.
Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can harm the grass.
Aerating the lawn improves soil drainage and allows nutrients to reach the roots.
Do this annually or as needed.
Keep an eye out for signs of diseases or pests.
Treat issues promptly with appropriate products.