How is an English lawn created?

Passionate home gardeners dream of immaculate lawns – as pristine as English turf. It must remain such a lawn in your own garden is not a dream, because even laymen are with the right lawn seeds and regular care in a position to grow a dense lawn carpet. Diligence and endurance are essential: you have to adjust to mowing twice a week, dosed watering and precise fertilization. Anyone who brings both diligence and perseverance and lives rather centrally or in the south of Germany can easily create an English lawn in their own garden. shows how you can proceed.

English garden in Germany

In the gardening and landscaping, in the course of time, several currents have manifested themselves in two garden styles: on the one hand the Italian-French Baroque garden and on the other hand the English Garden. The second has prevailed not only in the English but also in Germany and is known worldwide by a natural, open design with individual planted islands. Another feature of this style is a nearly perfect green lawn, which looks as if it would be cut with nail scissors and Geodreieck – called English lawn. Furthermore, the German figurehead is the English Rasenart, also the English Garden baptized park in front of the Monopterus in Munich.

Which lawn seeds does an English lawn need?

An English lawn is characterized by a rich green color and a dense growth. Since English turf is used exclusively for decoration, physical resilience (eg through sports activities or children playing) is not necessary – more important are the requirements of turf seeds in terms of appearance and density. The following types of grass are predestined for ornamental lawns:

grass type characteristics
White ostrich grass Particularly dense, green grass grows from the seeds of white ostrich grass. The stalks of this type of grass are smooth and bare and reach a maximum of 8 to 40 cm high.
Red ostrich grass The sweetgrass with the name "Red Bouquet Grass" grows hirsutly and stubbornly up to a maximum length of 20 to 60 cm. In unfavorable weather conditions, the type of grass reacts relatively well, so that yellow spots rarely appear and the lawn shines in a strong green.
Horst-red fescue The Rotschwingel also belongs to the Süßgräsern and forms a loose to dense or horstige lawn with stems, which are between 20 and 80 cm large. The lawn has low nutrient and moisture requirements.
Hairy red fescue The hairy red fescue has a looser growth than the normal and forms a greyish green lawn. The blades of the grass reach maximum heights of 30 to 70 cm.

Instructions: Create English lawn

In order for the ornamental lawn to develop its full splendor after sowing, your garden must meet some criteria. Since metered water supply is essential for the English lawn, it must not come to waterlogging in the ground. If waterlogging is a known problem, treat it with drainage to create better conditions for the lawn. Germany lies in the cool climatic zone. Pleasing: These lawns usually cope well with the prevailing climate there – exceptions, however, confirm the rule.

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