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Tricks of planting a lawn in the hot summer: how to ensure germination of the grass during the dry period?

Tricks of planting a lawn in the hot summer: how to ensure germination of the grass during the dry period?

Green the lawn is a great place of relaxation, and almost every owner tries to take away at least a couple of meters under the green zone. But it happens that the arrangement of the plot began to do in the summer when it was hot days and the time of planting grass passed. In this case there are two options: either to wait for autumn when the temperature will fall and there will be a more favorable time for sowing, either at your own risk to sow the lawn in the heat.

Naturally, the patience to wait until a cold snap not enough for every housewife, because the vacant land will immediately feel at home in the weeds. And it is not necessary. If you spend sowing with certain precautions, and above even the most terrible heat shoots will not spoil. How to plant a lawn in summer – look at all the details.

The contents

The initial stage of planting: preparing the soil

Correction of the composition of the soil

Despite the fact that all lawn grasses have a good survival rate in any soil, the composition of the earth is correct. If the soil is clay, then in its make digging peat, sand and humus (in equal proportions), and if sandy, then add the more dense the soil, for example, forest.

Focus on your feelings: take a lump of soil in your hand and try to form a ball. If it turns out very dense – land tatazela, it should make it easier (to dilute the sand or peat). If the ball rolls, but loose and ready to break – ground normal. If impossible to roll – then the soil is too crumbly and will not hold moisture.

Soil preparation

If the land is barren, take her on two feet in depth, and dilute with useful components — peat, humus, sand, etc. or fill in ready-made soil

It will not hurt to make a complex fertilizer, which will speed up germination and give them extra power.

In the rest of the soil preparation normal: remove debris, stones, plant roots, level the ground, mark out the boundaries.

Creating protection from drying out of the soil

The soil of prorubleno, cleaned and ready to accept seeds. But not in a hurry. In summer under the scorching sun, the earth dries instantly, and a good germination is hurting. So, first create a protection in the land of its fast drying. To do this, remove all the soil of 30 centimeters, tamp the bottom and line a rimmed his cardboard. It can be various boxes, Newspapers in several layers, etc.

This layer does not interfere with air circulation in the soil, but will retain water in the outer layers, not missing her deeply. And the grass won’t feel the lack of moisture. By the way, the cardboard itself absorbs moisture and then gradually releases it. So that the soil will be more moist than usual. By the fall of the paper layer will decompose, and that its function ends.


On top of the cardboard scatter the removed soil and tamp it the roller, and the narrow regions – the usual short Board. Lay out the Board, starting from the edge of the area, and jump on it. Under the force of weight the earth is aligned. Can involve the employment of children. They are happy to jump on the boards.

To the maximum extent possible to align the surface of the earth after ramming, go over the back of a rake. They pulled too much, and the soil is smooth, like the knee. If the rake will vykovyrivat small stones, it is better to immediately clean, so as the grass in these points still do not germinate and the sod will turn uneven.

Compaction of the lawn

Pritoptyvaya Board is useful for those areas where bulky ice rink could not be deployed: between tracks, flowerbeds and winding ridges

The nuances of summer seeding: how to ensure germination?

You can now proceed to the most important moment – planting seeds. Summer sowing is sufficient to produce at the rates specified on the package with the herbal mixture. An advantage of planting in the heat is the poor germination of the weeds. If in the spring they pour almost in the same amount of grass in the summer (since the second half of July), their activity is sharply reduced. And until the hatch so-called autumn weeds, the lawn has time to enter into full force and crush them.

Time and density of sowing

It is best to plant grass in the evening, it is not just the beginning of the frying summer sun. Just before landing, carefully pour the soil sprinkling method.

Watering soil

The hotter the weather, the longer you need to water the prepared soil to absorb humidity by at least 5 cm deep

Watering the soil for lawn

If the world still standing puddles (photo 1) — to sow early, will have to wait until the surface is all water absorbed and slightly pristine (photo 2)

Wait until fully absorbed and scatter the seeds. If the land area is small, better to Wake the edge, and after all other area. So you will ensure even distribution of grass.

Lawn seeding

Carefully sleep the edge of the plot, start seeding the entire site, focusing on the consumption rates specified on the packaging with herbal mixture

After sowing the plot is certainly over mulch layer of dry soil or peat. Grass should hide from the sun. Spilling the mulch, take care not to spill it, and leave dry. So it is easier to pechataetsya to the seeds and push them into the wet ground. To flatten the mixture, use all the same Board or skating rink.

To protect the grass from the sun

In the spring or fall, these events would be enough grass gave good shoots. But in summer the temperature of the upper layers of the soil is warming up so that the hatched seeds can easily burn. And if they do manage to germinate, then on the tender blades of grass will collapse the entire power of sunlight. To save the seedlings, you need to immediately after sowing to cover an area of non-woven white material. It will reflect rays and reduce the temperature of the soil. And moisture to evaporate will be less.

The edges of the turf material secured with boards, fittings or any other heavy objects, and if the area is large, it is better to pin down and the middle. To do this, beat in the corners of the pegs and pull the twine from the edges of the plot (cross-wise) that it passed through the centre, down the thread flush with the soil. Twine will press the material and will not allow him to rise from the wind.

Cover the lawn

Lightweight non-woven material does not prevent the passage of oxygen into the soil, but reflects a significant portion of the sun’s harmful rays, withering the tender shoots

How to care for crops?

The finished lawn must be shed daily (morning and evening) with water spray fine rain on top of non-woven material. He is well will flow moisture in and will not let it to evaporate quickly. By the way, on rocky sites, where there is a bias to one side, this cover will prevent erosion of the seed and choke them in the lowest place streams of water. Therefore, the germination will be more uniform and friendly.

The first shoots of grass

The first thin blades of grass will start to break about a week after planting, and if the plot can’t hide, the time of germination will be delayed for another week

With careful watering the first blades of grass will seem after a week. Wait until the grass grows to 3-4 cm and only then remove the cover. Then with your hands pull out all the weeds and to mow the lawn. The first blades of grass will be thin, so it is advisable not to walk on the lawn until she gets stronger. You will see it on divot powerful and rich, thick greenery.

Another caveat of the summer planting – do not feed the young seedlings with fertilizer, especially nitrogen. At high temperatures they can burn the root system. Better to wait for the rainy season, if not nothing make, especially if you added fertilizer when preparing the soil. Supply in the fresh soil the grass is more than enough, and the extra distillation growth weakens immature roots and leads to freezing of individual sections in the winter.

Summer lawn

Now this is a summer lawn in early October — with a powerful sod, healthy, juicy color, and the chances are good to survive the winter, he has a high

Planted in July, the grass, already in early autumn, looks quite Mature. It is perfectly winters, rarely freezes, rather than the fall planting. Besides, if the mixture comes up bad (and it depends on the quality of the seeds!), you will have time to interplant bald spots before the cold weather. But in this case it is necessary to cover the non-woven material, each restored the place to provide the proper climate to crops or re-lay the whole plot, as you did in the case of the first sowing.

As you can see, with a certain care, a beautiful lawn can be grown in the heat. Grow the same roses in Siberia, so why can’t ascend the grass in the summer?! It all depends on the efforts of the owners…

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