Gardening

Poa pratensis

How much to water the poa pratensis

Poa pratensis is a plant widely used in green design: compact and particularly resistant to very low temperatures, it is often the choice when it comes to creating a turf with extreme ease and guaranteed results. Like all meadows, even the expanses of Poa pratensis must be abundantly irrigated and unlike other species, it enters a phase of vegetative rest in the summer, when temperatures stabilize around twenty-five or thirty degrees. For this reason, Poa pratensis can still resist short periods of drought: if the irrigations are regular and are limited to ensuring a good level of soil moisture, during the beginning of autumn the seedlings begin to propagate again, giving a result. perfect and appreciable visual.


Poa pratensis can be grown starting from seeds: it is a plant particularly resistant to mechanical stress and sensitive to herbicide products. The soil must be prepared in such a way as to be very soft in the most superficial layer and correctly moistened before storing the seeds; when the first young specimens begin to appear, the Poa pratensis no longer needs particular attention as it propagates through the underground stems. It often happens that grassy meadows made up of Poa pratensis seedlings appear attacked by earthworms but, if their presence is not excessive, in reality it is thanks to their movement that the ground can be constantly stirred constituting an always ideal environment for this plant. You must never exceed with the quantity of seeds: a

How and when to fertilize the lawn


Poa pratensis specimens may need the supply of nutrients at different times of the year. First of all, it is necessary to provide a good dose of fertilizer when the seeds are placed on the ground: the substrate must be stirred and enriched with fertilizer. The best product is humus, organic and rich in those mineral salts that make the plant more resistant and vital. The fertilizer must also be provided during autumn when the Poa pratensis propagates, using all the available energy: in this case it is always possible to bury a little humus near the roots or use a slow release fertilizer, to be diluted. abundantly through watering.

Poa pratensis: Exposure, diseases and remedies


Poa pratensis prefers heavily sunny soils, usually less affected by stagnant humidity. This plant, like most of the specimens used for the design of lawns, is very afraid of fungal diseases favored by too humid soils and which never manage to dry out, especially in depth where the roots are. The diseases that can afflict the Poa pratensis can present themselves in patches, with a geographical map or with extensive degradation. Fungi can attack the lawn creating small areas completely yellowed and devoid of vitality, or larger patches, up to the point of discoloring entire lawns in a widespread manner. These diseases can occur at any time of the year and prevention can be done, dedicating more care to the lawn by administering fertilizers rich in organic substances and salts. To eradicate fungal diseases it is possible to resort to fungicide products but it is important to remember that these products cannot be used systematically, as fungi develop resistance.

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