Here are a few things to consider if it ever cross your mind of a maintenance free lawn. The idea of not mowing and watering the lawn sound like a paradise to me.
Anyway, let’s talk about the real thing first. The real grass and step by step of labor versus the once and for all synthetic grass.
If you choose to build a new lawn, then the first thing you need to think about is the place of the lawn. It’s best to go for a sunny spot. The soil should be damp, but the water should be able to sink well in the winter. And of course it’s also nice if you can enjoy a sun on the lawn.
Then think about what you’re going to use the grass for. Are your kids going to play on it, do you want to sunbathe on it or is it purely for the ornamental?
Which type of grass species is best depends on how often and how intensively you want to use the grass. The most common grass varieties are ornamental grass, play grass and shade grass. Shade grass is perfect if your lawn is in a less sunny spot, because this grass grows less well due to sun.
You can build a lawn in two ways: with grass sods (ready-made grass rolls) or by sowing your garden grass. Grass shirts immediately give a nice and even result, but they are a lot more expensive.
Grass sowing is incredibly cheap and generally has better condition and longevity, but it does require effort and patience and it takes longer to enter the lawn. Furthermore, when sowing grass, you are more at risk of birds or weeds ruining your lawn. Grass sods can basically be built all year round unless it snows or freezes, while grass seeding can only be done in spring or autumn.
Another option is artificial grass. Most garden lovers don’t want to know about this, but artificial grass nowadays can hardly be distinguished from real grass. It is also almost maintenance free, after all you don’t have to mow, spray or fertilize it. Artificial grass is also beautiful green all year round and contributes to less garden waste.
The New Generation Artificial Turf
Artificial grass is widely available nationwide and search for the keyword and you will find your options. It look extremely realistic and feel very real.
The turf usually consists of three different layers depending on the manufacturer. The extremely soft top layer, consisting of diamond-shaped and multicolored fiber, is supported and supported by both a layer of extremely resilient fiber and by a densely woven layer. This top combination a luxury product where resilience, purity and softness are central. In short ideal for both the smaller city garden and the larger surfaces where the aesthetic and natural aspect are important.
There are also products that are meant perfectly to garden and terrace applications and the price is competitive, therefore, suitable for covering very large surfaces.
Before starting the lawn project, prepare the ground. The better the soil prepares, the more beautiful the turf will be added.
First, remove all the plants and weeds. Then level the ground with a rake, so that it is nicely flat before you start building the lawn. After leveling, you do well to fertilize the soil.
You can sow by distributing the seeds evenly over the ground. You can do this by hand as well as with a litter truck. After sowing, rake the ground slightly. It’s best to sow if it doesn’t blow too hard, otherwise you have a chance of the seeds blowing away.
If you’re going for turf, first estimate what the best place to start is. Then roll out the turf and make sure they are nicely tied together so that there are no seams in the sods. Press the grass sods and then cut them to size with a bread knife. Then you waltz the lawn so that the turf is completely tight.
Finally Take good care of your lawn
The key to a beautiful, green lawn is maintenance. If you have sown the grass, wait with spraying until the grass has visibly grown. Once that’s the case, you should keep the grass wet. When the grass has reached about ten centimeters, you can mow it for the first time.
Don’t cut it too short and do it regularly, preferably once a week. To preserve the beautiful green color of the grass, it is best to fertilize the soil three times a year.
With grass sods you should start spraying immediately after laying. In the beginning, this is safe twice a day. The spraying will then remain an important part of the maintenance.
Check the moisture content in the ground regularly, because both too much and too little water is not good for a lawn. Spray at least once a week. If it’s very hot, it’s allowed more often.
In addition, it is also important to mow the grass at least once a week and fertilize the soil regularly.