Unfortunately, the lawn has been badly suffered from the recent hot summer season. For the coming season and beyond, it is necessary that the lawn gets a good care. We prepared some tips and recommendations – right for your applications, i.e. for any lawn repair or for new lawn sowing.
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The lawn care calendar
The topic of lawn care is a year-round topic. From trimming to scarifying over fertilizing and mulching. The tasks are versatile. Our lawn care calendar helps with the monthly planning of the work steps and ensures that they do not forget anything. Only through regular care, the lawn can shine again in lush green. Below are the annual application steps listed.
In the cold months of the year it is recommended to "clean" the lawn and to remove fallen leaves, branches. This is good for the ventilation of the lawn and reduces the risk of rotting.
Proper lawn care starts with the first scarification, so you can benefit from the spring work in summer and find a lush, green lawn. At the beginning, existing deciduous and plant residues should be removed on the lawn. The area must also be dry for scarifying. Fertilization with a BIO fertilizer is also recommended. After applying the fertilizer and the exposure time, you can bring the grass with the lawnmower to a maximum cutting height of 5 cm. Afterwards the mulch should be removed with a scarifier. The working depth is a maximum of 3 millimeters. Especially in the spring after the lawn is prone, it should be carefully scarred and care should be taken not to damage the sward. Bald spots can also be repaired directly with grass seed and a lawn soil. Thus, a beautiful growth can be generated in summer on these places. The first cut
The actual work begins in March or depending on the length of the cold period in April. Now the lawn can be mowed. You should still leave the stalks very long. The cutting height is an important factor so that a good growth can be generated. We recommend 4-5 cm cutting length.
Now it depends on the right cut. Standard lawn should be shortened to 3.5 - 5 cm in length, ornamental lawn should be shortened to 2 - 3.5 cm in length, shade lawn should be reduced to 7 - 10 cm. If cut too low, weeds and moss can grow faster. Do not let the lawn grow too high in the summer, as this may hinder the growth of slow plant parts and lead to bald spots in the lawn.
Irrigate lawns properly:
It is recommended to apply 15-20 l of water per square meter 2-3 times a week. A lawn sprinkler distributes the water masses better. The strong, selective entry of water over the garden hose can lead to "over-watering". This quickly results in brown spots and putrefaction. In addition, the right time to pour is important. In the morning, when it's not that hot, the water can best reach the roots and the soil absorbs the moisture. Watering the lawn during the day during high heat should be avoided.
Autumn is starting and the lawn should be prepared for the winter. You can scar again. The last cut should be done at the end of October. Do not leave the existing grass clippings, but compost or dispose of them. Because the ventilation in the autumn and winter months is secured. Leaves and branches from the trees should always be removed from the lawn.
Lawn care – how to repair bare spots
Even with best care after an excellent season, there might be some traces left in the lawn for different reasons like playing football, sunbathing, footprints of a BBQ or pool –all-over green has been vanished and gone!
September is an ideal month for any necessary rework, as day temperatures are no longer too high, whereas during night time too cool or even frosty temperatures are not yet expected.
After breaking up and loosening of the areas to be prepared, remove any weeds. Then a fine humus layer of bark humus or a special soil for lawns should be spread out for general improvement of the existing ground. Rake the surface until the material has been finely dispersed. If re-seeding is necessary, it should be done now, the same for rolling the lawn. You can tread down the ground by using boards also.
On the market there are available special seed compositions for re-seeding, dealt as repair or regeneration seed. These mixtures usually contain perennial ryegrass of different species, a very resistant type, showing a strong capacity of regeneration.
Regular watering is essential and very important either for laying a new lawn or re-seeded areas. After 7 – 10 days the first blades of grass become visible. First lawn mowing should be done at a blades’ length of 10-12 cm – consider dry weather!
Filling and repairing heavy soils:
Here, the use of pumice gives the floor more structure. As a result, the traces of footprints and footprints on the lawn diminish as it no longer condenses so much.
New lawn – how to sow correctly for best result
Lush, green and a kind of being easy-care, that’s how we wish the lawn to be – well, this is easy to achieve with reasonable care when laying out lawns.
As most things in life, it all starts with a sound base, here: a solid and fertile ground.
First, the soil should be dug to a depth of about 40 cm, while doing so, stones, coarse roots and weeds should be removed. In order to improve the microbial activity bark humus (106 l per 100 m2) should be spread out.
Heavy and loamy soils can be lightened with 1-3m3 sand of 0-4 mm grain size/per 100 m2. The area should now rest for 2-3 weeks before the soil is finely prepared and planed by using a grubber and rake – the second working process. To the edge an slightly inclined plane is necessary, now the ground should be rolled and finely raked once more before dispersing a starting fertilizer and the seed.
Rake the seed slightly into the soil (but not deeper than 2 cm) and roll it again. For an effective sowing the soils should have a temperature of about 10 C°, as the germination of grass and lawn seeds starts right at this point. From now on, water the area intensively – at its best in the morning and in the evening. Luckily for the gardener, after 7-10 days the first blades of grass become visible. First lawn mowing should be done at a blades’ length of 10-12 cm – consider dry weather!