When the neighbors’ lawn sprouts more beautiful and greener than their own, many become pale with envy. Maybe you made one of the following mistakes?
The lawn is bare, weed-covered or yellowish? Numerous garden owners are struggling with this problem. But why is it that the lush green does not want to sprout?
The lawn was cut too short
A mistake that has already happened to many garden enthusiasts: when it came to lawn care, it was meant to be and the juicy stalks were simply cut too short. This damages the grass especially in dry periods – it makes it susceptible to sunlight, which leads to brown stalks or even bald spots. Weeds are especially happy about this: Horn clover, for example, grows extremely well in bright light.
Instead, leave the lawn three to four centimeters long. From seven or eight centimeters in length, a new cut is worthwhile.
The lawn was sown at the wrong time
In order for the lawn seed to thrive, it needs temperatures between 14 and 25 degrees and should be worked into the soil with a rake up to half or a full centimeter. Therefore important: Do not start sowing before mid-April.
The lawn was not properly watered
According to the garden academy, sufficient soil moisture is essential for a well-kept lawn. Freshly sown seeds in particular are at risk of drying out and therefore need one to three liters of water per square meter several times a day.
If the lawn is “fully grown”, ie has roots, it is sufficient to water it two or three times a week. However, you will then need five to ten liters per square meter.
You mowed the lawn at the wrong time
The ideal time for the first lawn cut of the year is in April – afterwards you should regularly use a lawn mower to stimulate the growth of the stalks.
It is important not to cut the grass too short at certain times, for example after the holiday, when the grass was very long. Here you should proceed step by step: the first time you mow the mower’s cutting height to eight centimeters and only the second time to the usual four to five centimeters.
Lawn: forgot to fertilize?
Regular mowing is good for growth, but at the same time it robs the lawn of important nutrients: that’s why you should fertilize it six to eight weeks after the first cut. Then again in summer and in autumn.
Do you fertilize the lawn by hand?
Then you’d better not do that. Fertilizer granules are only distributed irregularly on the lawn by ejection – the better choice would be a fertilizer wagon.