We always say that “the grass is greener in the neighbor” to denounce the fact that we will never be so satisfied with what we have in comparison with what the neighbor has. However, there may be some truth behind this claim, that your neighbor whose lawn you secretly envy may have more than one trick up his sleeve to allow his lawn to always be maintained and healthy with mowing .
It doesn’t matter: here we deliver an ultra-complete guide on how to maintain your lawn. What are the steps to follow? Are there any tips to keep in mind when dealing with specific garden problems?
Before even maintaining your lawn, you must already have one. If, on the other hand, you already have a garden with a lawn, be aware that this step is not unnecessary and can be useful for re-sowing areas of your garden where the grass is not as dense or has particularly struggling to push.
Clean up your land.
Check the condition of your land, and then remove stones, roots and herbs already present, which could choke or damage your lawn. To do this, you can plow on 30cm, which will give you a depth large enough to ensure you reach the roots and deep plants.
Take care of the clods
The soil will only very rarely be homogeneous and flat, but this is nevertheless important for the ideal growth of your lawn. So try to level the soil after scraping the soil to remove the last pockets of weeds. Use a roller to pack the soil, which will prevent the seeds from sinking too deep into the ground.
Sow the seeds
Not all lawns are the same, so it will depend on the type of lawn you want like a sports field or just a residential lawn. Disperse 30 grams per square meter, then pass the roller one last time so that the seeds mix properly with the ground and do not remain artificially on the surface.
Water in fine, scattered rain
Using a Karcher type garden hose set the dispersion to cloud format (very dispersed rain). This will make it possible to water your land while preventing the seeds from being taken elsewhere because of the spills.
Watering the lawn
Watering your lawn well may seem like a simple task since it is the hose that does it all. In reality, it is important to avoid certain rules and follow a few rules for effective watering. Here they are for you:
Water enough: If you only water superficially, the water will, therefore, remain on the surface and will not reach the roots. It will be drunk by the earth, but will not be insufficient quantities to descend to the depths. You will then lose a certain amount of water, which will have time to evaporate before being drunk.
But don’t overwater: If you are afraid that the water does not reach the depths and the roots, do not worry: do not forget that the earth drinks, and therefore your water will go to the depths. When you find that the water begins to stagnate a little longer on the surface, it means that the soil is already well saturated. In this case, you can stop watering: a surplus of watering will bring nothing and could risk drowning the roots. The increase in humidity is also conducive to the appearance of fungi.