The amount of water needed for the lawns in Southern Utah varies depending on the temperature, solar radiation, and wind. The following is a general guideline.
May-June....................1-1.5 inches per week
July-August.................2 inches per week
September-October....1-1.5 inches per week
Raise your mower height to keep your lawn from losing moisture and to maintain a resistance against insects and disease. If your lawn is maintained at a proper height, the root system will grow deeper and will need less water. Most lawns in Southern Utah should be kept at 2.5 to 3 inches.
Sharpen your mower blades prior to the first cut of the season. A dull lawn mower blade tears the grass instead of cutting it, stressing and damaging your lawn.
Remember to switch up the direction that you cut your lawn each week. Different directions will help your lawn develop better and provide an even cut.