In North Africa and Spain in the VII-VIII centuries by the Moors and Arabs had established their own state, the rulers of which were built luxurious palaces. Broken around them parks and gardens combined elements of different cultures. It is believed that the efforts of the Slavs penetrated into Spain through Constantinople from the Crimea, and in the XII century, widely represented in the military class, was created in Moorish lawn. That’s why he’s like a blooming field meadow of Russia. Greens with the inclusion of variegated herbs, with simple wild flowers, was sweet to the heart of the Slavs, bored at Home.
The Moorish lawns recently again came into fashion
Today the Moorish meadow, a bit forgotten over the years, again at the peak of popularity. It had been used more often in landscaping. And we have the opportunity to admire and enjoy its natural beauty.
In the mixture, which is used to create the Mauritanian grass, seeds include wild flowers and grasses. To the flowered lawn was from spring to autumn, you should combine plants of different flowering periods. The choice of specific flowers is limited only by the personal preferences of the owners of the garden.
In the mixture to create a Moorish meadows consists of seeds of grasses and a variety of colors
Part of the Mauritanian grass more often than other colors include:
Oriental poppy. Bright red and rather large flowers of the Oriental poppy has always attracted attention. It is a perennial plant, flowering for the last 2 weeks of may. Poppy boxes contain seeds and ensure self-seeding.
Bright poppy is a real ornament of meadows in the Moorish style
Field cornflower. Dazzling blue blossoms of this plant are familiar and loved by us since childhood. Cornflowers flowering occurs from late June and continues until the end of August. Can meet both annual and perennial species cornflowers. The plant can easily be renewed with seeds.
With childhood friend and favorite field cornflower brings back nostalgic thoughts about his native country
Meadow Daisy. This plant is a traditional perennial, without which the Russian meadow looks unfinished. Daisy looks great with bells and cornflowers. The altitude of chamomile – up to 90 cm, so a mass planting is particularly attractive. Blooming daisies starts in March, April, and may continue until October.
Meadow Daisy — traditional for Russia perennial
Echinacea. Medicinal plant Echinacea is a perennial and looks great in group planting. Echinacea even in the truncated form long retains attractive appearance and is a real decoration of the interior. Inflorescences of Echinacea can have a soft pink color, reaching, deep red. Flowering Echinacea may begin in may-June. Flower can cause allergic reactions.
Echinacea is commonly used in group planting
Large-flowered flax. The fact that this plant is a annual, can not detract from its beauty. Flax is often used for bouquets. The plant can be not only blue, but red and even white-red colors. Inflorescences reach up to 3 inches in diameter.
Len can be not only a gentle sky-blue, but purple, and even white with red core
Nemesio. The genus of this plant brings together more than 50 species of annual and perennial plants. Bright, festive, unpretentious nemesio blooms from the early summer to late autumn. Loving light and resistant to cold, nemesio adorns the lawn yellow, white, red and even purple flowers.
Light-loving and cold-resistant nemesio blooms all summer and until late autumn
Bulbous plants are perfectly combined in Moorish lawn with other flowers and herbs
Most of the colors that make up the Moorish lawn, are honey plants. Bright and fragrant blossoms attract not only butterflies but also bees. This should be ready. The composition of the grass colors can be enabled and bulbous species that bloom together in spring. Crocuses, tulips and daffodils are perfectly combined with the grasses.
Among the herbs, preference can be given to meadow bluegrass, bentgrass the fine, Timofeevka meadow and pasture ryegrass. The ratio of grasses to flowers should be in favor of cereals. You can stay at the proportion of 80:20, but sometimes limited to 95:5. We must remember that the proportions of annual and perennial plants should be timely adjusted.
Create Moorish lawn with your own hands is not too difficult. It does not need a lot of money and overwork. Moorish lawn is brilliance and diversity. Must therefore occupy a large space is not necessary. It looks great in a small area, like a meadow, sunlit. This may be a gap between the trees, land, contrasting with the usual lawn or the space along the boundaries of the territory.
For Moorish meadows don’t need much space: along the fence or between trees it will look good
After the area under the lawn has been defined, it must be free of weeds and dig over thoroughly. Do it better in the fall. Digging should be done 15-25 centimeters in depth.
In the same period, it is better to make fertilizer. The soil surface covered with manure inches, after which it dug to 30-40cm. The soil can be take or even compacted, using for this purpose a cylindrical container filled with water.
Sowing seeds can be produced after two weeks after preparation of the soil, but it is better to do it in the spring. In the period from April to June, depending on climatic conditions of the area, begin to work.
To make the seeds should be moist soil, with manual seeding rate should be increased to 10%
For planting lawn you can take the ready mix, which often sell in the stores. It is possible and to make the desired mixture, by purchasing separately the seeds of grasses and flowers. Allowed mixing of the seed, then the lawn will look more or less evenly colored. If you can sow the grains, and then flowering plants, the flowers form a kind of Islands, which also looks attractive.
Before planting the seeds the soil must be watered. In moderately moist ground the seeds deepen 3-5 mm. Square meter area for planting requires not less than 50 g seed or 5 kg per one hundred square meters. If you intend planting bulbous plants, the priority in the landing sequence is necessary to give large plants and small to accommodate groups of approximately ten or more pieces. It onion can be filled vacant after the annuals places.
To the seedlings was friendly and uniform, the soil can be covered with fabric material. The first shoots can be expected in a week or two.
For Moorish lawn, despite its naturalness, the necessary care. It also needs time to water and not allow it to appear weeds. Special attention should be given to the timely mowing of the meadows.
First lawn mowing is conducted when the seedlings of cereals, while the flowers have not yet sprouts
While the turf is not well established, it should be subject to clear rules of mowing. When the grasses have already sprouted, and the flowers have not yet appeared, to be held the first lawn mowing. This is done to ensure that the grass is not choked the growth of flowers. They should enter into force. All summer lawn will grow and bloom as well as its natural counterparts. But with the onset of autumn, when there was the seeding, the lawn should be cut again. This happens around September-October. From the soil surface mowing height should not be below 8 or above 12.
A small untidy meadow gives a special charm
In subsequent years, the periods of mowing meadows is determined by the owner. The principle is the same: you need to give the plants the ability to reset the seeds before they mow. It needs to maintain the similarity to natural grass and a little untidy, if it looks natural, never want to destroy.