the chaff grows well in itself but to grow high-quality lawn their hands will have to seriously work and take into account many factors: what to choose when to sow seeds grass pitch, how to prepare the soil for sowing How to sow and how to care. Explain how their hands in the country get a green cover, avoiding the annoying bugs in the form of “bald” and “knots”.to content↑
Seeding the lawn : select
a clear and unambiguous rules, when is the best time to sow grass pitch No. Seeding the lawn at the cottage could be the beginning of spring, when the soil is warm enough, and before the autumn frosts. Each time landing has its advantages:
- Spring is a very auspicious time, as the best quick and amicable shoots are obtained when there is no heat and the soil is moist. But along with a lawn germinate and profusely wintered weeds
- planting lawn in the fall can be done in two ways. First, in early September to frost remaining time plants sprout, well-ingrained and allow sufficient time for processing before the winter. Sowing time define the assumption that it would take 4-6 weeks for all works. The second method is planting under the winter making seeds in podmerzshuju already ground, but even prior to the formation of sustainable snowpack. For winter sown seeds will be the process of stratification will become more resistant to the disease and the onset of heat, in a fairly wet soil, together prokljunutsja
- summer planting soil is well heated, much less appear weeds, until that time, when will the freezing, lawn well rooted. Minus such landing-at a temperature greater than +25° virtually all seeds lose their germination. So carefully before planting forecast is better warm rainy weeks time doesn’t pick up.
how to plant Lawn: a step-by-step Guide
Grow a beautiful lawn at his own hands is not easy, it is necessary to strictly follow a specific sequence.
carefully prepared and aligned to the plot, before sow grass pitch, will save you from many problems while continuing to care for your lawn. Work begin with marking the future lawn, proceeding from the overall site plan and style landscape design in the country. Then move directly to land work:
- plot processing herbicide is the most susceptible to the effects of herbicides may young vegetation. Some sections, overgrown with weeds, whose seeds have increased germination have to handle several times the spacing between sprayings-two weeks
- lot-cleaning after treated with herbicide pozhuhnet vegetation and withered, the plot must be cleaned of debris, old stumps, roots of shrubs, dried grass
the Council! if the soil is poor and will require the introduction (importation) a large amount of fertile soil, can be radically solved the problem of weeds. Making 20-30 order deepening cm, the whole area of Dim geotekstilem-it blocks the growth of weeds, whose seeds remain in the ground.
the preparation and fertilization
Carefully this step provides favorable conditions not only for friendly and bystrogo germination and seed vshozhdenija, but also for the further development of landscape cover. Optimal for lawn soil is loose, fertile, well drained, but able to hold enough moisture, have an adequate supply of mineral elements that will ensure the rapid growth and sustainable development of plants:
- in acidic soil make slaked izvest or Mel
- for breaking up the clay sites with heavy and dense soil, it is better to use humus or soil
- if the land fertile There is no need in her deep perekapyvanii-it will be enough to just dig up the top layer to clear it of weeds. This will give less upset and will better align the pad
- application of mineral fertilizers depends on the recommendations stated on the package of seeds for each seed set it individually. With this composition of fertilizers still depends on the time of sowing. Spring made more nitrogen fertilizers that cause abundant growth of grass, in autumn-more potassium and phosphorus that will make winter for seeds is better
- supplements and soil spread throughout the area, the soil further vzryhljajut and moisturize
the Council! indicator of well-prepared soil-it is crumbly and does not stick to the instruments.
- after alignment plot condense special heavy (up to 100 kg) ice rink, with evident irregularities (pits, tubercles) level
- after the end of the training section should give a few weeks ‘ rest. “on the one hand, the land will shrink and uplotnitsja, with the other remaining sprout weeds that will need to delete
a small square plot You can sow with my hands, using drills allow for seeding large areas evenly, saving the planting material. And even a few recommendations:
- seeding is desirable in a windless day, especially if you sow with my hands
- for manual seeding pitch mixture is mixed with the same amount of sand-this will ensure a more even distribution,
- to achieve uniform distribution, seeds sowed in two ways, first lengthwise, then across the plot
- before you plant a lawn if soil had dried her watering hose on the hose nozzle for fine water spray, allowing water to penetrate a good time
- after seedbeds loosen using French rakes and is. Seeds are not carried out by the wind, advanced from the top you can pour 1 cm of peat and repeat packing
- after the termination of works plot again a little watered using small spray bottle.
a very important point, especially for those who sows the lawn with his own hands, after all, depends on exactly how much you should buy seeds. Each package of seeds necessarily indicate recommended consumption for 1 m2, but it should be taken into account:
- when using drills average consumption is 25-30 g per square meter
- for manual seeding “norm” is about 50 g/m
- follow the recommendations on the package stands at the autumn planting or under winter
- spring and summer planting density increase at least half. In spring many seeds can simply be washed away with water, in summer lose their germination due to the high temperature
- the density of sowing depends on the location and topography. Twice as many seeds are sown along the border and tracks . More densely sown bumps and slopes, especially in the top spots where the seeds can carry water flow
the Council! Buy pitch mixture, always worth taking with a reserve-if or from the heat formed bald spots, you will have to podsevat’, only buy a similar mixture does not always work. If you use a different blend lawn can dramatically vary in color.
it is important to not only how to properly plant a lawn, but also how to properly start to care for it:
- above all, regular watering, certainly through the fine atomizer, a large flow of water can wash the weak roots. Water should prinikat’ to 5-7 cm in depth, i.e. the zone, where there is strong growth in roots
- when it reaches the height of grass 6-10 cm (dependent on the lawn) are first haircut
the Council! the first haircut better use light lawn mower -too hard can damage until it got stronger.
- more often will cut harder, however, will be a strong root system.
don’t get upset if their hands planted lawn in the first year of the Emerald will delight not monolithic structure. The British (and they know a lot about the lawns), argue that a full lawn matures only in 5 year. But with proper care, timely feeding and watering, getting pleasure from the lawn, created with your own hands, you will already have the 3 year.