Gardening

Dichondra repens

Irrigation of dichondra repens

In order to proliferate vigorously, the dichondra repens requires a humid environment in the early stages of growth and therefore it is advisable to water the seedbed 5 to 7 times a day. This procedure, which serves to keep the soil moist, must be continued for about two weeks, making sure that there is never stagnant water. After these first fifteen days it will be possible to proceed with a decrease in irrigation, allowing the soil to dry up between waterings, without however allowing it to dry out completely. The intensity of the water jet used in irrigation also changes between the period of growth and that of proliferation; in the first 10 days of life of the dichondra repensit is good to use a sprinkler irrigation, with a light jet, while in the proliferation phase it is advisable to use a heavier jet, which makes the water reach deeper and thus reaches the roots of dichondra repens. It is important to better measure the irrigation, the dichondra repens is in fact sensitive to an excess of water, as well as to excessive drought, and could get sick.

Sowing and maintenance of dichondra repens


The dichondra repens needs a constant temperature of about 21 ° C and a lot of humidity in order to grow luxuriantly, the right season to start sowing this herb is therefore late spring. Preparations to make the soil suitable for dichondra repens, however, can begin a few weeks before sowing with tilling the soil to a depth of about 15 cm and applying fertilizers and peat to feed the turf once. sown. Given the importance of water in the growth and maintenance of dichondra repens, it is also advisable, before proceeding with sowing, to level the soil carefully in order to eliminate any depressions where water can stagnate. Once these preparatory operations have been completed, you can proceed with sowing by scattering half a kilo of seeds every 45/90 square cm, remembering that by increasing the sowing density, the probability that the seeds will take root will also increase. At the end of the sowing of the dichondra repens it is necessary to proceed with a raking of the sown surface in order to create a moist cover for the seeds and thus hindering the growth of any other weeds.

Fertilization and lawn care


To keep your turf healthy and lush, it is advisable to strengthen the soil annually with special fertilizers and fertilizers rich in nitrogen. This operation is advisable in winter, when also the mowings are considerably reduced and the plant needs more nourishment. To keep the mantle of dichondra repens homogeneous, it is also advisable to proceed with a disinfestation of the different types of weeds that can nest among it, taking care not to use herbicides for broad-leaved plants that would damage the dichondra repens. Mowing, except in the winter period, should take place approximately every two weeks, keeping a cutting length between 4 and 5 cm so as not to stress the plant, which will remain well cared for and luxuriant.

Dichondra repens: Exposure, diseases and possible remedies


The dichondra repens is not subject to particular diseases and turns out to be, if treated properly, a very resistant plant. With small precautions, such as shrewdness in cutting, fertilizing and irrigation, your lawn will grow luxuriantly. A suggestion for a healthy turf is to pay particular attention to the stagnation of water that can form in periods of intense rain. An excessive amount of water in fact favors the proliferation of insects and snails, making it necessary to treat them with special products. In addition, to avoid diseases due to excessive exposure of the plant to low winter temperatures, the last cut should be done around the end of September. In this way the round leaves,

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