Once you’ve chosen your lawn, all you have to do is install it. When planting or sowing your property, it is better to pick early fall, which is the best time, or possibly spring, but with a healthy water supply.
– When to sow grass?
– How to plant grass?
– Preparing the ground before sowing
– Laying roll or synthetic turf
When to sow grass?
Early fall is the best time to seed for two reasons:
– the soil has retained the heat of the summer, which is conducive to seed development;
– the fall rainfall allows shoots to germinate without artificial watering.
Spring is the only other option. After the winter frosts, it is possible to sow your lawn. However, there are two significant disadvantages:
– Spring seeding requires a large amount of water during a period when there is less rainfall;
– Seeds will not germinate until early or mid-summer, which delays the time to enjoy your lawn in the summer.
How do I sow grass?
To sow grass, you must prepare the soil carefully several weeks in advance, then determine the use you want to make of your lawn and choose seeds accordingly.
After that, you may need to wait for the right time to seed. Only then can you seed your new lawn properly.
Preparing your lawn before sowing
It is not challenging to sow grass. However, preparing the ground beforehand is a relatively thankless task. However, its meticulous execution will allow you to obtain the green carpet of your dreams and facilitate its maintenance.
Weeding the lawn
The first step is weeding, whether on fallow land or an old lawn to be renewed. In short, “everything must go.” It is necessary to start from a ground completely virgin of any form of vegetation.
Some important rules to follow:
– This operation must take place outside of rainy periods. Plan a window of 3 or 4 days of sunshine to eliminate all vegetation as much as possible. Ideally, these operations should take place in early spring;
– Do not overwater the soil before cleaning;
– After weeding, allow the ground to rest and let the sun dry out the last remaining weeds that have not been eliminated.
Level and roll the soil
After weeding and before seeding, it is essential to level the soil with a hook or claw to obtain an even lawn and eliminate all irregularities.
Then pass the roller until the footprints disappear entirely. You can also use a rake to refine the surface of the soil.
Proceed with sowing the lawn
Delimit your lawn with a chalk line, dig furrows 2 to 3 cm deep and sow generously and regularly; you need about 30 gram of mixture per handful. Remember to mix your seeds well in the packet to obtain a homogeneous result.
Roll the lawn after sowing
To bury the seeds well to promote rooting, pass the roller until all furrow traces disappear. Water regularly keeps the soil fresh until the first mowing (when the stems have reached 6 to 8 cm in height).
Laying roll or synthetic turf
If you want to lay a lawn without calendar constraints, opt for a rolling lawn or synthetic turf with an immediate effect.
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