My neighbors on both side of me pay for their lawns and a few neighbors across the street. They all have sprinkler systems and same landscaper. Lawns look great until we get a heat wave. Even though they have sprinklers. My lawn is crab grass. I keep it cut, weed whacked and edge the side walks drive way and curbs. My crab grass burns worse than their lawns but one good rain it looks great again. They ask me all the time what’s my secret. In my opinion it’s about the edging and just keeping manicured.