seeding the lawn with his own hands, you need to choose a blend of herbs that will meet the demands placed upon it.Common (another name for gardens and parks), green lawn is optimal for villas and gardens areas.Before planting the herbs necessary to carry out a set of preparatory work: clear land, remove the extra shrubs, trees, dig the ground.An important nuance that provides the beauty of the lawn is dense tamping the ground.It is worth drainage device.
preparing the ground for future lawn ↑
seeded lawn in the country with their own hands is not so difficult, but there are some nuances.Be sure to carry out the cleaning area, uprooting stumps, unwanted trees, bushes.At this stage it is to lay the track, borders and other decorative elements.The ground for the lawn to be fertile with slightly acid or neutral
Before planting the seeds necessary to make a deep digging and remove weeds.It is important to break up clods.Weeds weed, mow or treated with herbicides.If you decide to use a special tool that is used, for example, the drug Roundup.
To prepare the mixture take 80 - 120 ml of the herbicide, which are bred in a bucket of water.Consumption of the drug Roundup 5l to 100m2.For the complete destruction of weeds take about 3 - 4 weeks.If at this time was wet and warm weather, it is possible undesirable germination of fresh seeds.Then we recommend additional treatment with herbicide.
happens that the soil in the area is poorly suited to create a lawn.In this case, it is best to replace the upper layer of soil.For this unsuitable for sowing the soil is removed, arrange drainage and covered with a mixture of fertile soil, peat and sand.People who are satisfied with the first turf at the site with their hands, video can provide some help.
device drainage layer ↑
When deciding how to make the lawn with his own hands, should be concerned about the removal of excess moisture from the areas where in spring stagnant water after thawing snow and heavy rains.Generally, drainage is always satisfied when replacing the top layer of the soil infertile.If such a procedure is not intended to, and comfortable with the ground, digging up the ground, put aside.
Then you can do the simplest option drainage.To do this, spread 10 - 20 cm of crushed stone, broken bricks and gravel, then this layer tamped and poured on top of another 10 cm of sand.Thereafter fertile ground return to place.The optimum height of the ground - 15 cm. It is important to stamp each layer.
In order to make the land more dense use special roller length of 0.5 - 1 m and weighing 20 - 50 kg.The cost of such a device for pushing a gardening use makeshift tools, such as water containers (barrels, bottles) or metal pipes.
times for tamping land use boards or plywood sheets, which go.Less of this method is that the area of the pressure more and better to hold the event is difficult.In order to smooth the lawn was important to avoid bumps and dimples.
Selection of lawn grasses and hand-planting seeds ↑
There are several varieties of green lawns, but most often in home territories split landscape or, as it is called, an ordinary lawn.This type is resistant to trampling, so it is easy to have a picnic with the kids or run.Other advantages of the ordinary type of green lawn is its relative simplicity (in comparison with the parterre or English) and ease of creation.
Independently plant lawn easiest using specialized drills.If none are available, you can use a rake, sowing grass by hand.Seeding rate of 10 - 15 g per 1 m2.Thick sow does not make sense.This can even be hurt, because the soil does not have enough nutrients to all the germs.
Perfect weather for sowing - dry windless day.The first portion watered.Then the seeds are sown, distributing them evenly over the cross-bandwidth of 1 meter.After that poured from the top 2 cm of the soil and carefully leveled ground using rakes or flat bar.
for planting on an ordinary lawn, located in the shade place, fit such a mixture of herbs:
- 20% meadow grass, bentgrass 30% white, 50% meadow fescue;
- 30% meadow grass, perennial ryegrass 30%, 40% red fescue.
for solar space suit next collection of seeds: 30% of the ordinary Grebennikov, 70% bentgrass pobegonosnoy.If the green carpet is located along the fence, then the optimal blend of herbs for an ordinary lawn includes a 30% red fescue and 70% meadow grass.
Lawn Care ↑
hand made green lawn requires some care, which is reduced to regular pruning, seeding, fertilizing, aerating and removing weeds.Most often green fields sown in late summer, fall or spring.In the winter of land dug carefully selected weeds, especially dandelions.Then you can make compost, humus, wood ash.
light sandy soils improves turf and a small amount of clay, and the clay - coarse sand.In the spring of land dug up again and after 30 days you can start sowing grass.After digging the earth, you can make complex fertilizers.For 100m2 enough to use 2 - 3 kg funds.
further feeding is carried out several times a year, scattering the mixture on dry grass.Fertilizer consumption is about 50g / m2.Watering can be done immediately after the application of mineral mixtures, which will dissolve the granules, and nutritious elements, in turn, quickly learned.
improve the process of rooting and drainage properties can be piercing the soil every 5 - 8 cm. In addition, the outflow of excess water during heavy rainfallIt is much better on lawns angled.Sometimes even recommended a small hill in the middle of a green meadow.
Having an idea and knowledge of how to plant a lawn with his own hands, the gardener gets new featuresfor decoration infield.In this business there are important nuances.If you think that you can get a great lawn just sown grass, you are deeply mistaken.Green lawn in need of care, fertilizing, aerating.You also need to worry about the abduction of excess moisture.
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