Lawns are typical of many gardens and prove to be more than just aesthetic. They serve as a valuable space for social gatherings and provide a wonderful play area. For the seeds to germinate optimally, you must consider several aspects.
Time to Sow
Lawn seeds can be sown all year round, even in frosty temperatures. They are hardy but need a minimum temperature of ten degrees(50F) in the soil and sufficient moisture for rapid germination. Sowing between April and May or August to September is ideal. If you consider the climatic conditions, the area will develop into a closed lawn more quickly.
What lawn seeds need
Soil preparation plays a vital role in germination success. Loosen the area with a sow tooth or spade and collect root remains and stones from the substrate. Level the ground so that the irrigation water later seeps away evenly. you can create a smooth surface with a rake.
Ensure that the lawn seeds are not covered and lie open on the substrate. Contact with the soil is essential so that the seeds do not dry out and germinate evenly. It would be best to use netting to prevent birds from picking up the seeds.
- Mix seed with sand for even distribution
- Distribute the mixture generously and widely by hand
- Work the surface lengthwise and crosswise with a rake
- Press the seeds down lightly with your feet
To provide your lawn seed with optimal conditions for germination, you must water the lawn seed. In dry weather in spring and summer, water the area four times a day. Observe the weed growth in the area and pluck out unwanted weeds directly. They impair the growth of grasses by removing nutrients from the soil.
The germination time of lawn seeds is between seven and 20 days. Soil activators shorten this time.