The Gardening Year Jan 2020

May

Creating a beautiful lawn

Achieving a healthy, dense, deep green lawn can be 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. 

Creating your new lawn

1. Dig the ground

When creating a new lawn from scratch, begin by digging the ground with a 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 break up the soil with multi-change® tool attachments or by using a 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. The first cut

When the blades are 8 to 10 cm high, 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.