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Question: green lawn


how come in a green field sown last year all grown in patches how can I solve the problem needs to be aired or what?

Answer: green lawn


Dear Christian,
the planting of a turf is in some cases quite difficult, as some climatic and environmental events can favor or disadvantage the development of the plants that compose it; in general grassy carpets are made up of small plants of ground covering grasses, which, after they have sprouted, tend to constitute a small compact clod, made up of leaves and roots, which tends with time to widen more and more; over the years, every single plant grows larger, covering the entire area it finds. The settlement of these ground cover plants is not rapid, and certainly, for an effective and lasting result, it is necessary to treat them, especially in the first years of development. If we simply sow the lawn, at the end of winter for example, and we treat it only until the seeds have sprouted, and then we only care about the cuttings, over the following months the grasses of the grass will find so many obstacles to overcome and even someone which competes against them, or weeds. These grasses, often annual (so in winter some of them die, leaving the lawn bare), tend to have very rapid development cycles, and therefore they often flower and spread just as often. Therefore, we can have a scenario in which we sow the grasses, water them, wait for them to sprout, and then we think only of kicking them; at the same time weeds are self-risking about six times. At the end of the following winter, it is easy to understand how the turf has been colonized by weeds, which will have already left their autumn seeds on the ground.
To make a turf settle well, the first two or three years are essential, but the treatments must continue even later, especially if the winter or summer climate has been inclement, killing some of the small plants.
Therefore it is advisable, in autumn, to aerate the turf, fertilize it and re-seed it; likewise, this intervention will be repeated even at the end of winter. The re-seeding, the aeration and the fertilization are fundamental operations, important especially when the turf is of new plant, but unavoidable even in the following years; It is clear that, over the years, our lawn will need more and more sporadic and little seeding, more or less always equal fertilizations, and increasingly deeper aerations.