It is well-known that lawns can radically change the look of a yard. A house surrounded by this stretch of pure and uniform green grass becomes a much more attractive sight and leaves the impression of a well-kept space. But before you start planning your lawn sowing, find out what type of lawn is best for you.
Choose drought-resistant lawn seeds and you will enjoy thick green grass even in areas with strong sun exposure, and dry or eroded soil.
Drought tolerant grass is typically obtained from a mixture of several types of seeds, the most common being Lolium perenne, Festuca heterophylla, Festuca arudinacea and Festuca rubra. These seeds must be sown in a well-worked soil, with a compact structure and constant humidity, plus a higher intake of nutrients and proper irrigation. Drought tolerant grass sown in unfavorable conditions can still have a good resistance if:
- the sowing surface was well prepared
- the sowing was done correctly
- lawn maintenance is done properly
Lawn maintenance tips:
- The lawn should not be cut at a height of less than 5 cm.
- During drought periods, you can allow it to grow a bit more.
- An addition of nutrients is necessary, and once a year NPK fertilizers must be administered, for better rooting.
- Tufts of dry grass must be removed from the lawn.