Lawn care throughout the year
Lawns, bright green - nature at its best:
A play area for children, an area for adults to sit or lie in, a meadow of flowers to enjoy - a lawn in your own garden can fulfill many wishes.
There are certain preconditions to ensure that the lawn remains bright:
The correct preparation:
Loosen the subsoil, lay top soil to a depth of approx. 20 cm, even out any bumps or deep hollows so that the mower's progress isn't hindered later.
Scatter the grass seeds (approx. 30 g/m), rake them in, roll the ground or tread down firmly using boards, then water with a fine jet. The lawn should never be allowed to dry out before mowed for the first time.
When mowing for the first time, only use newly sharpened blades so that the delicate grass is cut and not torn.
Rule of thumb: Ideally, no more than 1/3 of the blade of grass should be cut when mowing.
The cutting height for lawns under normal usage conditions should be between 3 and 5 cm, depending on the weather and time of year...
An initial clearing cut removes leaves and twigs. To encourage a thick lawn mow once a week. Aerate a heavily matted lawn using a scarifier when the soil is warm and dry. For spring fertilisation, use a long-term fertiliser. During periods of intense growth, cut the lawn twice a week.
If it is extremely hot, never cut the grass short (down to max. 5 cm) and water well. Mow tall "holiday lawns" in several stages. If you mulch with a VIKING Multi-Mower, you save yourself from having to fertilise in summer!
Mow less frequently when the weather is dry. Autumn fertilisation does not have any effect until the following spring. It can be omitted, particularly if the lawn has been mulched. If necessary, test the soil for any deficiencies in calcium, phosphor or potassium (soil sample).
From autumn onwards, the grass should no longer be cut with a scarifier as temperatures are too low and there is insufficient sunlight.
Before winter sets in (frost), mow the grass to approx. 5 cm and, at the same time, gather up or mulch the autumn leaves using VIKING Multi-Mowers