One of the most desirable objectives in the gardens around the world is to have a green and shiny lawn. We explained below five simple tips for a perfect lawn.
The warm season is already in place and it’s time to enjoy the beautiful lawn. If you care for your lawn properly, it will be green and glossy at all times, and will definitely be the envy of the neighborhood. To help, we’ve created a list of important things to consider:
Regular lawn cutting is very important as it helps to thicken the grass. As for cutting technique: little and often is better than long and once. Change the direction and cutting pattern each time so that the roots of the grass are not pressed in the same direction. For each slice, the golden rule is to cut the stem about half or two-thirds, about 5 cm. In midsummer it is advisable to leave the grass a little longer, it will better withstand periods of drought.
The cutting grass eliminates many of the nutrients grass that needs to be replaced for optimal growth. Therefore, from early spring is advisable to fertilize the lawn every four or five weeks. Your lawn needs nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus and can be found for sale mixtures of special fertilizers for lawns in your local garden retailer. On the packaging the amount of fertilizer to be used is indicated.
If you want your grass is green and shiny all summer, it is very important to irrigate. Frequency for lawn irrigation depends on the temperature and humidity. When the grass needs water, it begins to take on a bluish, grayish and the oldest plant leaves begin to curl or fade. If you have planted a new lawn, you will need to water it once a day so that the seeds can germinate and can form a system of resistant roots.
Today, new technologies allow watering lawns comfortably. You can water your garden manually or automatically, with a partial or full automation.
Control of weeds
With persistence and the right tools, you can win the battle against weeds in your lawn. Many of weeds can be removed mechanically. Bad smaller herbs (such as white clover) can be removed with a manual scarifier, used to prevent and hinder its growth. Daisies and dandelions should be extracted with a starter roots and is very important to get the maximum length of the root to prevent regrowth. If there is still no way it disappears, you can use herbicides. If bad roots have overtaken the grass, the best solution is to structure the whole soil and cover with sod.
Scarifying and aeration
The grass roots need air to breathe and grow. Often, the soil is not as sandy lawn to allow air to reach the roots and, consequently, growth does not develop. With the help of a simple rake can make holes in the lawn and fill them with coarse sand. Thus, water can flow from the surface and transport oxygen to the roots. The scarified extract the dead grass and other debris from your lawn. If you remove the layer of thatch from your lawn, it will provide more space for the lower parts of the grass can breathe and make the stems grow better.