We create the perfect lawn at the summer cottage
A beautiful and even emerald lawn is the dream of almost any summer resident. The smooth lawn gives the plot a well-groomed and rich look. But even with vast experience in the cultivation of parsley and tomatoes, you can absolutely not understand the correct planting of grass on the lawn. How to correctly make a lawn at a summer cottage will be described further.
How to plant a lawn in a summer cottage
First you need to prepare a place for the future lawn. In principle, with diligence, a green oasis can be grown in any area, you just need to choose the right type of grass. But if the area allows and there is a choice, then sunny, well-heated areas are preferable. This will help eliminate the formation of bald spots. It is also better to abandon the lawn with closely located groundwater, or not to start work without a preliminary drainage device.
In general, the arrangement of the lawn is a serious matter, so it is better to immediately think over the planting scheme, and it is better to draw it. Consider the watering system, whether there is enough space for the lawn mower to pass.
It is necessary to carry out a clear zoning of the lawn from rockeries, rose gardens and flower beds in order to avoid the overgrowth of the lawn. This is most often done using a special curb tape. It is also not advised to plant the grass directly at the foot of the tree; such a neighborhood may end badly for its roots due to debate. Therefore, the ideal solution would be to form a hill for planting a tree. A specialist - a landscape designer can help in planning the site, or you can turn on your imagination yourself and imagine the future garden.
So, to begin with, it is necessary to carry out a general cleaning on the site. The land should be cleared of debris, old branches, stumps. The site needs to be dug up and fertilized. If there are no fruit plantings nearby, then it is better to carry out weed control. Now is the time to align and tamp everything with a roller. Sowing is best done at a time, then uniform shoots can be expected. For an ideal option, you can take a container designed for about 30-40 g of seeds, and also knock down a frame with equal sides of 1 m each. Then the frame is placed on the ground, and seeds are scattered from the container in the border of this frame. 1/2 of the seeds are scattered from top to bottom, 1/2 from left to right. Then compulsory tamping with a roller and drip irrigation. So, square by square, the lawn will be sown. The first green shoots will appear on the 5th day, and in a month you can already see the outline of your lawn.
The best time of year for lawn cultivation is definitely spring. The soil is moist, but already warmed up. Even if something went wrong, it’s time to fix the mistakes. The advantage is that there is a lot of time before winter and the lawn will have time to strengthen.
Planting is best done in calm, windless weather. The edge of the lawn is usually sieved much thicker than the center.
Lawn at the summer cottage: care
So, the lawn is sown, but what next? And then the main thing begins - leaving.
The young lawn is very fond of drinking, but here, too, a middle ground is needed. In no case should drought be allowed, but waterlogging can lead to sad consequences. Therefore, the main thing is to start watering the lawn immediately after sowing at least once every 3 days, but always by drip.
When your new lawn gets a little stronger and begins to grow intensively, then the weed will begin to break through with it. Each owner chooses the means of fighting this evil individually. Someone processes it with folk remedies, someone mechanically removes it. The main thing is not to harm the young grass.
Mowing the grass can help well in the fight against uninvited guests. The first mowing can be done when the blades of grass grow to 13-15 cm. It is necessary to cut about a third. Check your mower to make sure the height is correct and the blades are well sharpened. In the summer, you will have to mow once a week; in the fall, this procedure is used less often.
Before wintering, the lawn should be cleaned of all unnecessary things, including animal excrement. They can cause partial baldness of the grass cover.
Types of seeds for the right lawn
Choosing the right seed for your lawn is important. For this to work, the herb variety needs to meet several requirements. First of all, the grass must be perennial and familiar to the local climate. Reproduction should take place both by seeds and vegetatively.
In specialized stores, there is a great variety of both single varieties and mixtures of grass for the lawn. What should you choose? Typically, herbal mixtures are more resilient and adaptable. Whereas single species are suitable for more experienced gardeners who understand the intricacies of planting such varieties.
There are several types that are suitable for the Russian climate: Red fescue... It takes root very well, tolerates bad weather conditions. Seedlings appear quickly; Meadow bonfire... Suitable for depleted soils; Polevitsa. Tolerates haircuts well. Has a beautiful dark color of the grass cover; Bluegrass. Can fight weeds on its own; Ryegrass... It grows very densely, beautiful leaf shape.