Basic grass choice guide

CHOOSE THE BEST GRASS ACCORDING TO YOUR GARDEN

Gardening has two applications. One can be seen from the ornamental point of view, such as the lawn, and another from the productive point of view, such as having a vegetable garden in your garden. They are far from opposed and it is up to each one to have one or the other or both. In case you like to enjoy a lawn surface, here are some interesting recommendations on its maintenance.

Well, to start the best thing is to put ourselves in the situation and take advantage of the content already published on grass in Gardenprue, right?

For example, we made an entry in which we tried to help you choose the type of grass you need according to some variables, and we also commented on a type of grass that supports everything, Zoysia japonica .

THE CHOICE OF GRASS AND MIXTURES

Normally, what is usually done is to make a mixture of seeds from different varieties of grass. This is done because the deficiencies of one variety are covered by another variety , and said deficiencies of this variety are covered by the next, forming a sod with a group of very positive characteristics. Imagine, for example, that you plant a specific variety of grass that takes a long time to germinate, and you mix it with another variety, less attractive but more resistant and with a much faster germination. You will have a grass that will grow faster from the mixture of these two varieties. Then, the strongest (more resistant and with less needs) will be the one that wins the battle for the space of your garden.

Some interesting mixes taken from Zulueta are the following:

A LAWN FOR YOUR GARDEN AROUND YOUR POOL OR HOUSE, PRACTICAL, RESISTANT AND WITHSTANDS FOOTFALLS.

  • Festuca Arundinacea (85%)
  • English Ray Grass  (10%)
  • Poa pratense (5%)

In our opinion, a fairly complete lawn, with the protagonism of a widely used variety ( Festuca Arundinacea),  in combination with the two remaining varieties that increase the speed of growth (which we have commented before). Think that  Poa pratense is often used a lot on soccer fields.

English ray grass

A LAWN TO COVER SHADY AREAS

  • Festuca rubra semireptile (30%)
  • Festuca rubra reptile (50%)
  • Viability (20%)

These varieties allow their use in shady areas, either because you have a garden attached to the house or because you have many trees with dense foliage and you want to install a lawn. Ah! by the way, that we do not forget in the future to talk about the irrigation of the lawn. How it would be planned and the different irrigation systems (not everything is sprinklers …);).

A LAWN FOR HOT MEDITERRANEAN AREAS WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE

Although we are in an area of ​​the Mediterranean with hot summers and in which we have low availability of irrigation, we do not have to resign ourselves to planting something other than grass. At Gardenprue we are in favor of the fact that plant species should go where they belong, and that is why we highly value xerophytic gardening in environments with little water availability, but if you are enthusiastic about putting up grass, then at least we offer you this information.

  • Festuca Arundinacea (80%)
  • Cynodon Dactylon (10%)
  • Ray grass English (10%)

This grass is very good for, as we have said, areas where there is no excess water , and for social and environmental awareness , it is a very interesting option to choose. It has a lower water consumption than the rest of the mixtures, it supports high temperatures well (but not low ones, it must be taken into account) and saline irrigation. An all-terrain lawn.

 

A LAWN THAT INSTALLS VERY QUICKLY

For those who do not want to complicate their lives, here a very versatile mix takes center stage, prepared for a classic lawn garden and those of a lifetime.

  • English Ray Grass (60%)
  • Festuca rubra crawling (30%)
  • Poa pratense Conni (10%)

A LAWN GARDEN TO BE ABLE TO STEP ON IT AND PLAY ON IT

Who knows if your child will be a star in the future like Cristiano Ronaldo (men’s soccer) Yoreli Rincón (women’s soccer). Whether or not the case is, if you want to have a lawn where you can walk on it, lie down, or let the little ones in the house play on it, the most appropriate is a mixture resistant to trampling.

  • English Ray Grass (80%)
  • Poa pratense (20%)

More or less, here are the appropriate mixtures for different uses of the lawn or according to the area in which we are. In any case, there is always one option more interesting than another.

 

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

Ryan Heagle

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

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