How to plant grass?
Although by the word grass we usually mean annoying weeds that overwhelm our garden and do not allow us to grow cultivated plants, some gardeners, on the contrary, consciously sow grass on their land in the hope of getting beautiful and neat lawns. Remember at least the famous English lawns. In this article, we will give valuable tips on how to plant grass to get the perfect lawn in front of your house.
- Chart your future lawn. Make a plan of your garden plot and think about where you want to sow grass, and where you will have various buildings and landscape design elements (flower beds, paths, etc.). Note that you will need to take care of the lawn and periodically cut it, so plan everything so that you can easily reach any part of the lawn with the lawn mower.
- If you plan to place borders on your land plot, you should sow grass at such a distance from them, so that later it would be convenient to mow the grown grass.Usually this distance is about half a meter.
- After the plan is ready, it is necessary to purchase all the necessary equipment and seedlings directly. In the stores "garden and garden" sold special lawn mixes. The choice of lawn mixture depends on the type of climate, soil and season. Experts advise to sow the lawn in the fall, as in this case, the consumption of seeds for planting will be minimal, and the lawn will receive a sufficient amount of moisture in a natural way. As a rule, all relevant information is indicated on the packaging by the manufacturer. The average consumption of grass seed per square meter is approximately 35 g.
- In order to evenly distribute the seeds when sowing, a special seeder is used. However, if neither you nor your friends have such a device, you can sow the seeds with your hands. To then evenly distribute them over the surface of the earth, you will need a fan rake. In addition, after sowing, you will need to roll the ground with something (for example, with a manual roller or with your own weight, while using a flat board) so that the seeds sink to the desired depth.
- Some seed producers do not indicate this, but it is best to mix the seeds with fine sand in equal proportions before sowing.
- Land preparation for sowing involves the complete disposal of weeds by mechanical or chemical means; clearing debris, stumps, unnecessary trees and bushes; digging and fertilizing the land. So, the preparation for planting a lawn needs to begin in a few weeks, or even months (note that it is better to start planting in the spring).
- After the land is prepared, it is necessary to create a drainage system on it, which will evenly supply all parts of the lawn with the necessary amount of water or, conversely, remove excess water from the swampy areas.
- Only after carrying out all the necessary preparatory work, you can proceed directly to sowing.
For especially lazy or those who do not like to wait a long time and want to get a visible result immediately, they have invented a turf. Such a lawn is grown for sale on special fields, after which it is cut together with turf and sold in rolls in stores. In place of the rolls rolled on the ground and laid tightly to each other, butt joint.After the turf is laid, it is necessary to drive a roller and water it plentifully.
The advantages of such a lawn are that you don’t have to wait until the grass comes up, as well as the fact that there will not be any other weeds on it for two years. It should be noted that the turf is several times more expensive than usual and requires special care. In particular, it needs to be watered copiously regularly. So before you go to the store for a roll of lawn, think twice whether it is worth the money and effort.