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Our ground is solid rock and clay. We water, mow, fertilize and weed and continue to have major issues. Any suggestions on how to get our lawn to look its best?

We live in northwest Ft. Worth and our ground is solid rock and clay. We have common Bermuda grass. We water, mow, fertilize and weed and continue to have major issues. Crab grass is everywhere. Any suggestions on how to get our lawn to look its best?

Consider aerating your soil and possibly even verti-cutting your lawn. There are rental places that rent this equipment so you'll have to look around. Applying some organic products like compost will help to a certain extent also. Adopt a pre-emergent preventive weed-control program in the Fall and Spring each year to prevent Crabgrass and other weeds from sprouting.