The Content Of The Article:
- The first mowing
- The right lawnmower
- Regular mowing important
- Care tips for turf
For lush green and well-groomed turfs, regular mowing is essential. Mistakes are often made at the very beginning.
Rolling turf is becoming increasingly popular with garden and property owners. No wonder, because in just a few hours a lush green lawn has emerged from the patch of earth. Only last year, my husband and I decided to equip our 120 square meter property with turf. (Reading tip: Laying turf - That's how it works) We were convinced by the many advantages of a roller turf. All benefits of turf and a quality check of the provider can be found at Ökotest.de.
The joy of the children was great. There were no barrier tapes, as with the neighboring children who forbid entering the lawn. Of course you should be a bit wary of freshly laid turf, but the rules are much looser.
Like freshly sown grass, but also turf needs the right care. Instead of holes and gaps, the new lawn should finally thrive neatly.
The first mowing
The lawn is laid and the joy of the new lawn is still great. After a few days, however, the question arises "When will turf actually mow for the first time?" We also dealt with the question fairly quickly. We did a lot of research and contacted our provider. After all, we did not want to do anything wrong.
Here are our results:
Turf should be mowed once it has grown. You can easily check that at the corners. It is important that the lawn already has a length of about 4 to 5 centimeters. For playing turf, the right time is already 3.5 or 4 centimeters. If the weather is favorable, this may already be the case after one week.
The right lawnmower
If you invest a lot of money in turf, you naturally want it to be treated as well as possible. Since our old electric lawnmower has given up the ghost, we have not only bought turf but also a new lawnmower.
This time, it should be a gasoline lawnmower. The annoying drag of the cable, in our very crooked garden, was just annoying. Finally, our choice fell on the petrol lawn mower from BRAST. Comparable to other petrol mowers this is very cheap. The cutting width of 40 centimeters was also made for us. So we finally get through between the sandpit and the bed.
Regular mowing important
When rolling turf you should not push the mowing on the long bench. It is important to push the mower across the lawn at least once every 5 to 8 days. The grasses quickly form new side shoots, leaves and spouts. This allows the lawn to compact optimally.
The distance between the individual mowing cycles is also dependent on the cutting length of the lawn. Normally, a length between 3 and 5 centimeters. But it also depends on the use. Play lawns should not exceed a length of 3 centimeters, in the case of shade lawn a length of 4 centimeters applies.
" Note: If turf is cut too short, it may happen that no new shoots form. This can easily cause holes and gaps in the lawn.
Also too rare mowing is not good for the lawn. So the coarser grass varieties grow higher than the finer ones. When it comes to the flowering of the lawn, it is almost too late. After that, the lawn would die off. So always mow regularly and you enjoy your new lawn for a long time.
Care tips for turf
Dün Fertilize turf 3 times a year
Mowing is enormously important for a nice and dense result. The adequate supply of nutrients must also be guaranteed. This is best suited for lawn-time fertilizer. We have decided especially for the high-quality Compo lawn fertilizer with long-term effect. Here are 4 kg, enough for 150 square meters, already available for just under 16 €.
The best times to fertilize are:
- March April
- June July
However, fertilizer can only work if it combines with water. So either wait for a rainy period or water well after fertilizing.
✰ At the beginning permanent irrigation necessary
Especially in the beginning, it is very important that you constantly water the new lawn. Only then can he grow and thrive properly. Only when the lawn is properly rooted to the ground, you should stop the consistent irrigation.
We have kept our turf permanently wet for 2.5 weeks. Especially in the early morning and late evening hours, we have thoroughly wet the lawn. But beware! There must be no puddles. If the lawn gets too wet, the leaves start to rot. Who pours too little, risking a dried-up lawn.