great lawn is an integral part of a beautiful and functional landscape. The radiant
greenery of a healthy lawn makes every other element in a landscape stand out
and look its best. Great grass is also an invaluable play area for youngsters,
providing a relatively clean and soft area for them to enjoy.
The key to healthy grass is in the preparation. As grass is a living organism,
it needs a bed of healthy topsoil to root in. If the underlying soil is sandy
in nature, than it will be important to first spread a clay layer before spreading
the topsoil. This clay layer will act as a semi-impermeable membrane, and as such
retain moisture and nutrients in the rootzone where the grass can profit from
them. Also very important in the installation of grass is to ensure that the land
slopes correctly to avoid any puddling of water after a rainfall.
irrigation system is always recommended, and is a worthwhile investment to help
ensure a healthy lawn year after year.
When deciding between seeding and sodding, it is important to remember that to
establish a thick lawn by seed requires a minimum of one year, and there is often
a large variation in the results as a result of environmental conditions. A lawn
that is to be established by seed will be highly susceptible to erosion from heavy
rain and contamination from weeds in the first month after it is sewn. If seeding
is to be undertaken, the best time to proceed is in August and September when
weed competition will be at a minimum. Sodding on the other hand is a much quicker,
cleaner, and trouble-free way to go about establishing a healthy lawn.
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