In gardening, the sowing of the lawn takes place in autumn , generally between September and the end of October, or in spring, between March and April.
The best time to sow is certainly autumn, as the grass tends to grow with stronger and healthier roots at this time of year. Unfortunately, however, it seems that all the hard work is destined to go up in smoke with the arrival of the first winter colds.
Is it possible that nothing can be done to enjoy an impeccable turf even in winter?
In truth, there are some tricks in gardening , indeed, there are many practices that allow you to achieve this goal.
Let’s find out together.
Proper plowing of the land
Those who sow well reap fruit. Well, anyone who intends to enjoy a good lawn knows that gardening starts with sowing .
To obtain a nice strong green mantle even in winter, it is necessary to plow about 50-60 cm deep. If the soil is already cultivated, digging to a depth of 15-30 cm must be carried out, an operation that must be carried out in time, in order to allow the soil to remain exposed to the cold in winter without losing its performance.
It is also very useful to carry out two treatments with herbicides: the first is used in gardening against weeds already present in the sowing phase, while the next is used, rather, in order to eradicate those that might sprout later.
Fertilization: help comes from nature
Anyone who loves gardening knows how important it is to fertilize all plants.
Why should the grass lawn be an exception?
It is therefore essential to add some organic substance to the soil, such as peat and manure, preferably well mature. Before sowing, then, it will be good to focus on a complex, slow-release fertilizer, in doses that vary according to the fertility of the soil.
Before planting the turf, in gardening it is customary to refine the clods with the aid of a rake and a hoe, taking care to level the ground.
This is in order to avoid the formation of water stagnations which could prove extremely harmful, especially in the winter period, when even the water could freeze.
Sowing and watering: beware of excesses!
In gardening to obtain a lush and strong turf even in winter it is very important that the seeds are spread evenly and that they are well buried.
They should be covered with about 5mm of potting soil or peat.
The amount of land that overlaps it is extremely important: in fact, one of the main causes of damage to our turf is the surface freezing of the earth in winter.
A good amount of topsoil will better protect the underlying roots from possible frosts. Watering must then take place in small doses.
Further watering in winter will not be necessary, unless it is a low rainy and not humid season.
The excesses of water are in fact very dangerous.