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Perennial lawn


Question: perennial lawn


having 1000 meters of land in the countryside I would like to make a stable lawn with few needs. I have heard that there is the common weed seed. how much I need it and with what name is it presented? the best time for sowing and that I will go to face ?thanks

Answer: perennial lawn


Dear Ruggero,
generally the stable lawn is a plot, obviously cultivated with lawn, which is maintained with this cultivation even for years; hay obtained from mowing is used as feed for animals, and stable meadows are generally immediately recognizable, due to the fact that they are cultivated with numerous essences, including grasses, small leguminous plants, other ground cover. It is a low maintenance lawn, which generally, after being well stabilized, simply needs to be mowed and sometimes fertilized. Stable lawn essences can sometimes even need watering, but it depends on what you choose for your lawn.
So the choice of seed depends on where your future lawn is, if it is completely sunny, or shady, if you can water it or not; as I said, usually the seeds for stable grass are made up of mixtures, generally consisting of clover, ryegrass, fescue (that is, the classic seedlings for the turf), mixed with vicia, lotus, ginestrino, dactylis. - If you want these plants you can also mix grass, which has great qualities: it forms a fairly compact turf, it bears drought very well (even when it is very prolonged), it is difficult to die or completely dry up. Unfortunately, however, the gramigna has a very serious defect, it is a semi-evergreen ground cover, that is, it is not a true evergreen, but, despite being perennial, if the climatic conditions are not ideal, the aerial part dries up, leaving a showy "hole" in the meadow, until the climate becomes ideal, and the seedling is reformed from the roots. In many regions, characterized by harsh winters, wheatgrass dries up completely (only the aerial part) for most of the winter months; s then revises between the end of winter and the beginning of spring. For this reason, in the regions of northern Italy, it is difficult to prepare a meadow of grass only, rather the seeds are mixed with those of other lawn plants. In specialized shops, or in agricultural consortia, you will be able to find mixtures for stable lawns already ready, and they can also advise you on the mixture best suited to the area in which you live. The botanical name of the gramigna is cynodon dactylon; it is sold as seed; generally, depending on the mixture you choose, 5 to 10 kilograms of seed are used per 1000 meters of land. However, he considers that, although it is a stable lawn, generally at least a small seeding must be done over the months, so it abounds with the seeds purchased, and those that move forward keep them in a cool, well-ventilated and dark place; they will survive for a few months. In general, the best time to prepare the lawn is made up of the fresh and humid seasons, or the beginning of spring and autumn. If you live in an area with very cold winters, you prefer spring; if you live in the central south, it is good both spring and autumn. The second sowing must be done in the following wet season.