Sowing your lawn
Laying a lawn correctly forms the foundation for lush, beautiful grass. Even intense care cannot correct mistakes made during this process. The first step is to loosen soil with a tiller or cultivator. Then soil must be allowed to settle for a while before uneven areas can be levelled out. Soil should ideally be fine and crumbly to enable grass seed to root well. Afterwards, grass seed and starter fertiliser should be evenly spread (approx. 30 g/m²) and worked into the soil using a spike or a rake. Finally, it's important to keep a freshly laid lawn consistently moist to stop sensitive grass seedlings from drying out.
Only use freshly sharpened blades for the first mowing so that the delicate blades of grass are cut and not torn.
Rule of thumb:
Ideally cut no more than 1/3 from the grass when mowing the lawn.
The cutting height for utility lawns should be between 3 and 5 cm depending on weather and season.
Perfect month: April
1. Loosening soil:
Loosen compaction, ideally with a tiller or cultivator. Remove stones and roots. If required, add sand or peat and rake in roughly.
Now the soil must be allowed to settle for a while. This recompression, which can be accelerated for dry soil with a light roller, prevents subsequent subsidence and irregularities.
Smooth uneven areas with a rake. Soil must be fine and crumbly for grass seed to root optimally.
Evenly spread grass seed and starter fertiliser using a broadcast spreader or practiced hand. It's better to sow too little than too much, approx. 15 to 20 g/m². Planting grass too densely impedes growth.
Work the evenly spread seeds a maximum of 1 cm into the soil with a (borrowed) spiked or ridged roller.
Keep the topsoil moist with a misting spray to stop sensitive grass seedlings from drying out.