How to get a green lawn?

You can have green grass all year round

Is it possible to have a green lawn throughout the year? Yes, of course, but for that we have to choose one that adapts well to our climate, since otherwise we can only enjoy it during good weather. In addition, it is important that we take care of it, that is, that we keep it hydrated and fertilized, and that we can do it when necessary so that it looks as we are interested in: a magnificent natural carpet.

So if you want to know the secrets of green grass, then we will tell you all so that you can also boast of it.

Choose the most suitable grass for your climate

Green lawn requires maintenance

Lawn is something that is widely used in a garden. It allows us to sit on it, play with the children safely, and ultimately, enjoy our free time and our loved ones more. Therefore, it is very important that we choose the type of grass that can best adapt to the climate in the area where we live.

Thus, we would have:

  • Grass for hot climates:
    • Fine grass (Bermudagrass): resists trampling well, and loves the heat. It also tolerates cold, although it lives better in frost-free areas.
    • Coarse grass or kikuyu (pennisetum clandestinum): it is a highly recommended type of grass to have in places where temperatures in summer are very high, such as in the south of Spain where they can reach and even exceed 40ºC. In addition, it resists drought and trampling. But it is very invasive: it should not be planted together with other herbs. He also doesn't like the cold very much.
    • Zoysia Japanese lawn grass: slower growing than other herbs, you may be interested if you do not want to cut it very often. Resists drought and trampling.
  • grass for cold climates:
    • English raygrass (Perennial ryegrass): it is one of the most recommended grasses for climates where frosts are recorded. It resists low temperatures very well, and it is also a beautiful grass, bright green.
    • Tall fescue: somewhat slower growing than the previous one, it is a resistant species that does not require much attention. Of course, it is not the one that best withstands trampling, so it is recommended to mix it with ray grass or others.
    • Poa grass (Kentucky bluegrass): it is a grass that takes root quickly and is very resistant. It can be used alone or mixed with others.

Prepare the ground before planting

This is what can be taken for granted, but it is not always done well. And it is that before sowing the lawn, stones and wild grass must be removed, since otherwise it will not be as we would like. This can be done by passing the tiller first, and then using a rake to pile up the grass and then throw it into the compost heap. Stones of a certain size are objects that look great on the edge of the lawn, as well as around trees; so feel free to put them there for example.

Then another thing to do is install drip irrigation system. This is the most recommended since it allows us to hydrate the plants and therefore also the lawn without losing much water, which is why it is widely used in the Mediterranean region, where months can go by without rain.

Sow the seeds well

Do you want to have a green lawn? So when sowing the seeds you have to do it with patience. They are sown "by broadcast", but you have to follow an order and see where we have already put some so as not to pile them upOtherwise, we will end up with very dense areas and others with hardly any grass.

If the area is very large, it will be highly advisable to measure by eye, for example, a square meter, and sow the seeds in that area. When it's done, throw seeds in another square meter, and so on until we're done.

Mow the lawn when needed

The lawn is mowed 3 times a year

Sometimes you make the mistake of cutting it too often. Thus it weakens and can lose its green and healthy look. For this reason, we advise you to be patient, know the grass you have sown, see if it grows fast or slow, and how long it takes to grow. And it is that, in general, It should not be cut more than once a week in summer, and 1 or 2 times a month the rest of the year.

Believe me, to keep your lawn in good condition, you don't need to spend a lot of time on it. It is preferable to let it grow a little, and then cut it to the height you want.

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Pay it three times a year

To have green grass all year round it has to be fertilized from time to time: once in spring, once in summer and once in autumn. To do this, slow-release manures or fertilizers will be used (such as east of cultivars, which is ecological) so that the herbs have it little by little. If we used a quick release one, we would have to cut it more often since it would grow faster.

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You have to spread it by hand, trying to make it as uniform as possible. Likewise, it is important that the dose indicated by the manufacturer is not exceeded, since otherwise the roots would burn. When we finish fertilizing, we will water.

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You can prevent the lawn from getting sick

In addition to what we have told you, there is something else you can do to make the grass look green, and it is this:

  • When you cut it, rake it and discard pruning debris.
  • If there is rain forecast, it is interesting to apply a preventive treatment with fungicide ecological like east of Vermiorganic so that the fungi do not damage it.
  • don't leave dirt on the grass.
  • If you have cats and/or dogs, it is best to prevent them from doing their business on the lawn, but if that is not possible, it is important to remove their feces and water the grass with a hose to clean it.

This way you will have a green lawn all year round.

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