In practice, it can be seen on each country sitelawn lawn. It serves as a family holiday destination, and part of the overall landscape composition. When the lawn is still only plans, the dreams of seeing a flat thick grass that covers the ground evenly and creates a sense of green carpet. In fact it turns out otherwise. In inexperienced gardeners can shine lawn bald spots, weeds, the edges do not have a grass cover and so on. The most common is to blame for a bad crop. Grass could sow the wrong time, the uneven layer, without prior preparation of land and so on. We will understand what mistakes often make the gardeners at the stage of sowing and how to plant lawn grass, so she settled down and formed a good turf.
The most frequently asked question among gardeners: how densely sow grass for lawn and how to do it better. Let's start with the planting density.
The first criterion of a healthy lawn - correctlyselected mixture of herbs. Today and sell domestic and imported lawn mix, and often a high price does not guarantee excellent seedling. Grass should correspond to the climate in your area. About this in more detail, we wrote in the article "Grass for planting a lawn," so the question here is omitted.
Each package Set recommended consumptionseeds per square meter, but in this case it is necessary to take into account the time of year during which you are creating a lawn. For example, in the autumn sowing adhere to the manufacturer's recommendations. But in the spring and summer to normal add at least half, increasing the consumption of seeds. During the spring floods and the melting snow of the seeds will go deep into the ground or wash off with water and do not germinate. In summer produce more seeds, based on the heat that is detrimental effect on young shoots and can mow up to half of shoots, if you do not take some action (more on this later).
On the degree of crop density also affects the placeLawn location. On gorochki specially made or uneven lawns, which are sloped, not add seeds slightly larger than the package recommends. The high points of the future lawn seeds will be washed away with the water in the lower place in heavy rain if it falls at the time of sowing.
Now we look at how to properly plant the lawngrass. If the norm sq.m. you have decided, the second step - to scatter the grass evenly, so that did not work in one place for too thick shoots, and the second - "bald".
When sowing a lawn space near the edge of a lawn, flower beds or paths screened thicker than the others. If you do the drill, then run 2 times
This is most easily done with drills, whichshe shall lay a mixture of grass with perfect uniformity. But if such a device neither you nor your friends do not, it is not necessary for one to buy his lawn. You can sprinkle evenly and hands. For this purpose, seeds of fine sand was diluted 1: 1, i.e. if the grass consumption per meter -. 50 grams, then it is necessary to add 50 gr. sand.
Some gardeners create homemade drills from metal or plastic cans, piercing the bottom of the hot nail and creating a plurality of holes
If a large area of lawn, then preparesand-seed mixture once for the entire lawn. Sow, as in the old bread: first along the prepared field, then - across. Then carefully loosen the soil with a rake to hide the grass of the ground layer, and rolled down a heavy roller. If the roller is not - Put on skis and they strode across the lawn, pritaptyvaya meter by meter. Passers you certainly surprise their unusual appearance and skiing in shorts, but the lawn is compacted as it is necessary.
If you sow the lawn is not a large area, andmake out a narrow strip, it is possible to take a broad tamping board, put the flat on the ground and trampled on it. Then shift to the next part of the lawn. Etc.
If in your arsenal are only heavy metal rakes, it is best to move the way first, and then sow in it the seeds of grass
Raking sown the seeds of fan-rake,which collect grass clippings. If you have none, then the wide metal or plastic models are too deep rake seeds or pull into one pile. And your seedlings will be uneven. In the absence of fan rake sow a little differently: first loosen the soil with a rake, then scatter the grass and rolled down immediately. Rink himself will press the seeds to the desired depth and keep the uniformity of seeding.
Any summer visitor knows that fast and friendly shootsare obtained only when the soil is moist and there is no heat. Therefore, before planting the grass on a summer residence in the prepared ground, see the weather forecast for the week. If forecasters predict 25 and up - leave the seeds alone. They will still germinate poorly. Wait until the weather turns rainy. Water and land degrees lower, and accelerates the swelling of seeds. In spring and autumn, this weather will not have to wait long, but in the summer, the wait can last for a month and a half.
Those who can not wait, it is advisable to spend a summer sowing as follows:
- Wait for night time (after 19.00.).
- Shed all the way to the ground sprinkling to wet to a depth of at least 40 cm.
- Wait for 1.5-2 hours to absorb water.
- Scatter seeds.
- Loosen the soil fan-shaped rake.
- Prikatanny or compacted board.
- Zamulchirovat peat humus (layer - half a centimeter).
- Leave overnight. In the morning shed again.
If the future of the lawn area is small, you caninstead of mulch to spread non-woven fabric and press the edges of its boards, bricks or stones. Under white spanbond heat will not, as part of the sun's rays beat off back light color fabrics. Harboring save the seeds from drying out and keep the air mode. Daily watering of the lawn is performed directly on the cover material, which is free to miss the moisture inside. Take off the cover when the grass germinates 2-3 cm, or when changing to a normal hot weather.
Katok rolled down the ground to mulch, rather than after, to the peat layer is pressed onto the grass, and only covered her from the hot sun
If you sow the grass in the winter on the frozen soil lightly, then the seeds in the spring will be the stratification and early sprout
Some wisdom seed process can be found in the video:
To get good germination, consider the following nuances:
- Prior to the planting site should stand for at least 2 weeks to a donkey ground.
- Early spring grass rises about 20 days in the summer - 7-8, in the fall - about 10 days.
- The closer the autumn lawn is, the less weeds will sprout with grass.
- If the land in the area is good, do not digsite deeply. It is enough to turn the top layer and clear it of weeds. So you will be easier to achieve a flat surface, so that the soil will not shrink.
- If you divide the plot of lawn squares, and sow the seeds of the norm each part separately, to achieve the same density it will be easier.
- The first week of watering is done by hand, gardenwatering can with spray. Hose too much effort on the ground, causing dry weather in the crust formed. And if you put on automatic irrigation, it is more difficult to control whether to moisten the soil evenly.
- Always buy seeds with a good margin becausethat the weak germination you have to sow the empty places, and if the grass will not stay, then buy the exact mixture is not always possible. As a result, your lawn will be different shades of color.
- Do not overdo the fertilizer. If the street - more than 30 °, then it is not necessary to fertilize, or will burn the roots.
The British believe that even with the most carefulplanting and care of grass will create the perfect uniform coating only through age 5. So do not be discouraged if your lawn in the first year does not meet the expectations. Any plant needs enough time to enter into force. A person can only speed up the process of good care, timely watering and feeding.