Green lawn in the country - a universal elementlandscaping, which can act as a magnificent backdrop to the flower garden, and safe natural pad recreation area. And that fall he pleased as long as possible the freshness of the emerald-green grass, and in the spring - the lack of bald spots, it is necessary to properly prepare for the cold. Preparation for winter lawn includes a number of activities, which we hold today and offer to talk.
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For the autumn of work necessary to prepare the materials:
- Trimmer or lawn mower;
- Aerator or garden fork;
- The rolling rake or broom;
- Complex fertilizer rate of 3 kg per 100 square meters;
- The mixture for overseeding.
Since September usually sufficient rain falls, a specially organized regular watering is not necessary.
At a time when the established dry weather, it is possible to water the lawn, using a sprinkling method. The only condition for irrigation - avoid the formation of puddles
Experienced gardeners lawn care before the winter begin to organize since the first half of September and finish in a couple of weeks before the first frost
In early October, with decreasing temperature, irrigation should cease altogether to prevent excessive over-wetting the soil. Otherwise, the plants may be weakened and ill.
In the summer grass cutting should be carried out almost every week. This procedure is carried out less and less, the autumn is in process of cooling the ground and braking the growth of plants.
At the same time do without mowingbefore the winter will not work. With the onset of cold weather regrown grass podmerznet and lie on the ground, where after lying until spring, when the awakening of the young growth will be a major obstacle to the growth of green shoots. That is why mowing the lawn for the winter is always necessary.
The optimum height of the grass after mowing - 5 cm. A couple of weeks the plants have time to reach a height of 8 cm, which is the most favorable for the conservation of forces and the preservation of nutrients for the winter
But guess how many cuts needconduct before the cold weather is not always possible. Mowing down the grass in early September can not be sure that with the advent of Indian summer plants are not pulled out, and they do not have a haircut again. Or vice versa: early frosts grab neostrizhennuyu greens and mowing the lawn in the winter to carry out the procedure will be too late.
The best time when you can mow the lawn before winter: the northern regions - the end of September to the middle band - the beginning of October and in the southern regions - the middle of October.
By submitting grass clippings at the beds, you can prepare in advance humus fertilizer for crops, reducing itself thus the amount of spring work
According to the general guidelines for the care of lawn grass last mowing the lawn before winter is held two weeks before the first frost.
To ensure stable growth in the spring plantsIt allows fertilization. Regarding the composition of the fertilizer gardeners opinions diverge. Some believe that in autumn the plants in particular need of phosphorus and potassium - micronutrients that stimulate root formation. Therefore, the main emphasis in the feeding of the lawn needs to be done on them. Fertilizing nitrogen, which is a stimulant of green mass growth should be limited.
Other growers say that decorativelawn throughout the season it is impossible to maintain without making fertilizing with nitrogen. Lawn grasses continue to increase the crop and at lower temperatures in the autumn months. Nitrogen, without reducing the hardiness of plants, makes the color green in the autumn months more saturated.
Ensure the attractiveness of the emerald lawn,amazingly combined with golden foliage, only using complex fertilizers in the composition of which equally include potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen
Some experts also recommend useand deoxidizing agent (chalk, limestone flour), which is useful for both the grass, and for landing nearby. The most favorable time for making dressings - dry windless days.
The total range of activities we would also like toincluding the need for aeration of the soil, which is equipped lawn. Conducting aeration will ensure water penetration into the deeper layers of soil and thereby prevent it from stagnating in the form of puddles and ice incrustations that can cause bare spots on the lawn. The only exceptions are lawns, appointed on the basis of sand - water in such soils drained independently.
Conduct aeration better in dry weather. To improve the effectiveness of the procedure whenever necessary to puncture fork lift sod lawn so that he has gained a little "disheveled" appearance. This will ensure sufficient access of air to the root system and drainage.
Piercing turf can be performed eitherspecial aerator and ordinary garden fork. Spiking the lawn needs to be done to a depth of about 20 cm, keeping the distance between punctures in the 20-30 cm
Upon completion of the soil drainage is necessary to give the lawn to relax: in the next 2-3 days on it is advisable not to walk. Its original form it will take after the first rains.
The layers of plant remains, preventing adequate ventilation of the lawn, provoke the development of moisture, which appear as a result of various diseases.
In autumn it is also necessary to clean the lawn in a timely manner from the fallen leaves, old grass and other debris using a fan rake or broom
Autumn - a favorable time for leveling any irregularities in the lawn, have arisen in the summer months
The composition of the mixture is determined by mulching the soil features on the site. The best option - a mixture of equal parts of the earth, peat and sand.
In order to increase the fertility of land drained for the season, the entire lawn area, you can hide in the winter layer of peat mixed with dry compost.