Your grass has grown and it gives you complete satisfaction. Until now. Because if it is poorly maintained or not, it may soon be sad. How to use for a healthy lawn.
Mow your lawn
The lawn is good to mow when it is 15 to 20 cm high. Set the mower in the high position so as not to lay young blades of grass that are still very fragile. By regularly mowing your lawn, it will become denser and more homogeneous because it stimulates the growth of thick tufts. If mowing the lawn is a chore for you, you can use a specific fertilizer to reduce mowing, such as the Tont'Control fertilizer from Fertiligène.
Watering your lawn
Grass grasses develop a fine, fibrous root system that accounts for 70% of the plant's total mass. Water your lawn in fine rain so that the water seeps up to 10 cm deep and benefits all the roots. After intensive use of your lawn (picnic, game of ball ...), systematically water.
Fertilize your lawn
Due to its density and rapid growth, the lawn draws a lot of nutrients from the soil. Adequate and well proportioned fertilization stimulates the density of the grass, gives it a beautiful green color and allows it to develop a solid root system in order to better resist periods of drought. The ideal way to fertilize evenly is to use a spreader.
Air your lawn
By perforating the soil every 15 cm with studded shoes, for example, you will ensure the decompaction of the soil and allow the water, air and fertilizers to better penetrate to the roots. Then bring some sand or potting soil.
A lawn in poor condition, which has suffered from drought, which has been mowed too short or which has grown on compacted soil risks being overgrown with weeds. If there are few, you can tear them off or burn them one by one. But for more efficiency, you can apply, once a year, a selective weedkiller for lawn which eliminates all the plants which do not belong to the family of grasses.
Replant weeded areas
For bare or very damaged areas, there are now very practical lawn renovators. It is a plant support containing grass seeds and fertilizer, which swells as soon as it is watered and makes the lawn grow in a short time where it is needed. If the grass has been burnt by the urine of a dog, there is a Special Dog Lawn Renovator at Fertiligène.
Repair damage from worms and disease
Rust, Fusarium wilt and powdery mildew are caused by microscopic fungi. They can lead to the withering of the lawn by more or less extensive spots. To avoid these fungi, maintain your lawn regularly. As soon as an area withers, regenerate it with a localized perforation followed by a generous supply of soil. As for earthworms, they reject at the end of winter a very fine soil rich in organic matter on the surface of the lawn, which promotes the growth of weeds. Scatter these small mounds by passing a broom with synthetic bristles or broom on the lawn. Intervene before mowing otherwise the mower blade may be damaged. To know more : www.lapausejardin.fr www.upj.fr