The Gardening Year May 2019

May

Creating a beautiful lawn

Achieving a healthy, dense, deep green lawn can seem a daunting task. Below you will find our top tips for making the most of your lawn and keeping it looking its best for years to come.

It all starts with the seed

In addition to mowing, scarification, fertilising and watering, we would advise choosing a high quality lawn seed that covers on average 100,000 blades per square metre. 

You can create your new lawn so easily

1. Dig the ground

You can start with this in April. First of all, dig the garden by hand in the traditional way with the garden spade and allow the ground to rest for 2 or 3 weeks afterwards.

2. Breaking up and tilling

Depending on the size of the lawn, you can do this work with the multi-change® tool attachments or with the practical WOLF-Garten Electric Tiller. Ensure that the ground temperature is more than 10°C.

3. Seeding, fertilising and covering

Use a spreader to achieve an even distribution of the lawn seed and fertiliser. After sowing and fertilising, loosely cover the seed with peat to prevent birds from eating the seeds and then add water.

4. Water regularly

If the lawn area dries out, this will interrupt the germination and growth of the lawn seed. It is therefore very important to water daily, especially in the first three weeks after seeding, without allowing it to turn into mud.

5. First step

When the blades are 8 to 10 cm high, youcan use a lawnmower to shorten them to around 5 cm. WOLF-Garten also provide a variety of hand grass shears to neaten the edges of your lawn.