Why you need top dressing lawn?
Not every suburban area boasts fertile soils, which would be suitable for turf grass. Even if you have the black earth, over time it will lose its fertile properties, because. all the nutrients washed out by atmospheric precipitation and even irrigation.
As plants absorb nutrients through roots and leaves (photosynthesis), lawn grass is suffering from lack of nutrients, because it is regularly haircut, so, the leaves are unable to function normally.
For normal growth of turf grass roots need to obtain sufficient quantity of such elements as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. The roots needed a small part of the zinc, copper, iron, manganese and other chemical elements.
In the soil these elements are not enough in order, what would a normal lawn ROS, therefore, you must add them manually, for this and the necessary fertilizing of the lawn.
Also fertilizing the lawn for the soil, after all, once again, when normal circulation of nutrients around the soil (leaves fall on the ground, decompose and increase the fertility) fertility alone increases. At the same time while mowing the lawn, as a rule, cut grass is placed in the collector and ejected, fallen leaves are swept (for aesthetic purposes), as a result, the circulation of substances is disturbed and the soil loses its fertility.
Based on this, we see a picture, what fertilizing is necessary not only to lawn, but the soil, otherwise, your attractive lawn area in a few weeks will lose its decorative appearance.
Spring and fall fertilization of turf grass
That would restore the fertility of the soil and turf need to use a special fertilizer, which will saturate the soil needs trace elements and causing the lawn will regain its bright green attractive appearance.
To restore the fertility of the soil and lawn use two types of dressing: autumn and spring.
Spring dressing rich in nitrogen, which promotes active growth of turf grass. Since nitrogen is quickly washed out of the soil, fertilize the lawn with nitrogen fertilizers is allowed in every 6 weeks before the beginning of autumn.
With the arrival of autumn it is necessary to slow the growth of the lawn (because. winter is coming and requires preservation of the lawn) and use fall fertilizer lawn grass, rich in potassium and phosphorus, which strengthen the grass and make it more frost resistant.
Fertilize grass is in the evening, after dispersion of the granules, it was possible to water the lawn and the moisture has evaporated. If a fertilized lawn is not watered, granules fertilizer will burn the plants.
How to nourish the lawn?
Today, fertilizers are sold in two types: granular and soluble. Granular fertilizer scattered on the surface lawn, instant mixed with water and are sprayed on the surface.
Please note that, that fertilizing the lawn should carry out in rubber gloves, not to damage the hands of fertilizers.
Before you fertilize the lawn, must be familiar with the instructions on the package, where indicated dosage and method of application feeding.
The easiest way granular fertilizer to manually empty the bucket, but in this case, a high probability of uneven dispersion fertilizers, and we remember, the major indices are also bad for lawn grass.
Best used for scattering fertilizer special gardening tool: spreader-seeder, which is uniformly scattered granules over the entire area of the lawn.
Instructions for use of the spreader-seeder:
- Pour into a container half the required amount
- The dispenser adjust half dose
- Pass one strip of turf grounds, then turn off the dispenser, turn around in the direction of the second strip and turn on the dispenser
- As soon as pass the parcel in one direction, start sowing of fertilizer in wide (under 90on to the seeded lanes).
- After fertilizing the entire site don't forget to pour the granules out of the planter, otherwise they will damage the capacity
As you can see, pogdorica lawn with your own hands is not difficult, important to carefully study the technology and follow the recommendations!
Please note, there are also organic, harmless to the lawn and soil fertilizing: bone meal and processed seaweed, but they are not as effective!