Here is some information on garden lawns. Read
about the general tips on lawn maintenance or lawn care.
Lawns are integral part of one's garden. They are
basically an area of land planted between gardens covered with grass,
and other low lying plants like clover plants, which generally do not
require very special care. A lawn is named as turf, pitch, field or
green depending upon its plantation and usage. Each kind of grass
requires specific kind of maintenance. In this article you will get to
know about different kinds of lawn grasses and tips for the maintenance
of your lawn. A properly maintained lawn adorns your garden and also
provides it with flawless beauty.
Understanding Your Lawn Usage
Before doing anything, you must understand the usage of your lawns. If
you are going to use your lawn for your kids and pets amusement, you
need to select tough kind of grasses but if you are going to use it
simply for decoration purposes you can for tender kind of grasses. As if
you can go for Rye grass if you need a tender kind of grass which is
delicate and requires constant care but if you need rough and tough
grasses go for Zoysia grass which can survive the tough climate. Given
here are some other kinds of grasses that can be used in your lawn for
specific purposes as mentioned
Types of Grass Covers Used in Lawn
There are basically four types of Grasses used in the lawns. Given here
is the few varieties of each type.
Ornamental Grass Groundcovers
- Texas sedge
- Dwarf Lilyturf
- Striped Japanese
- Muhly grass,
- Pygmy Bamboo
- Alpine foxtail grass
- Buffalo grass.
Ornamental Grasses for Screening
- Blue Tower Switch Grass
- Giant Maiden Grass
- Variegated Giant Reed
- Golden Bamboo
Shady Garden Lawns Grasses
- Giant Fescue
- Golden Hakone Grass
- Tufted Hair Grass
- Weeping Sedge
- Northern sea oats
Ornamental Garden Lawns Grasses for Shade
- Bottlebrush grass
- Olive green foliage
- Pink Bottlebrush
Maintenance of Your Lawn
- Before planting any lawn grass in your lawn make sure that your
lawn grass suits the season in which you are planting it as some
grasses are meant for cool seasons and some are meant for warm
- Keep proper care of the watering your lawns. Apart from regular
sprinkles, make sure you properly water your lawns once in a week.
Also make sure that you water your garden lawns when your lawn grass
is dry enough to leave your footprints as you walk across it.
- Early morning or late evening is the best time to irrigate your
- Many lawn grasses are prone to pests and insects like chinch
bugs, army worms and sod webworms. Make sure you use lawn
fertilizers to keep them away. However avoid frequent usage of lawn
fertilizer though. It is best to use organic fertilizer. Avoid using
pesticides, insecticides or fungicides because they also kill the
beneficial elements in the soil.
- You should also frequently mow the grasses to keep them in shape.
However make sure you do it with a sharp mower. Dull mowing leads to
browning of grasses.
It's amazing to experience walking barefoot across a healthy lawn. But
the point is how to maintain a healthy lawn
To design a garden as per the heart desire it demands a lot of pains,
in terms of time, energy and money.
Garden is a good place to feel the nature even in metros. It's quite
obvious that people enjoy the scenic beauty on fresh sunny morning
If gardening is a hobby for you then you can dare to take up the
challenge. Yes though growing shady lawn trees seems to be a tedious
Care & Mowing
The picture of the lawn is very much dependent on its frequent mowing
and edging. Though lawn care and mowing is a common term for home
Needless to say, after being laid down, a lawn needs to be looked after
properly, if its beauty is to be retained. If you fail to take proper
care and concern
Lawn is one of the most important features of a garden. A well kept
lawn makes a garden look extremely beautiful.
While a lawn adds to the beauty of your house, weeds can be a big
nuisance. Apart from interfering with the growth of garden plants