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Cynodon dactylon

How much to irrigate cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon is undoubtedly the most weed plant known to date. It propagates with extreme speed and its roots unwind deep into the ground up to a length of two meters, a characteristic that makes Cynodon dactylon capable of satisfying its needs for water and organic nutrients. Being an incredibly strong plant, it does not need large quantities of water during the winter and during the hottest season. If you want to contain the growth of this weed, however, it is important to remember to keep the soil dry, especially during the summer when, after a temperature of about twenty-five degrees, the Cynodon dactylon reaches its maximum replication speed.


Growing Cynodon dactylon in your garden does not involve great difficulties: this plant never grows beyond ten centimeters and requires very little attention, concentrated during the first stages of its development. Cynodon dactylon can be grown through seeds; it is sufficient to stir the most superficial layer of the soil in order to make it soft and fluffy, ready to welcome the first roots. The soil must be slightly moistened and the ideal time to carry out these operations is between the beginning of spring and the beginning of summer. Rain or strong winds are not a cause for concern because it is enough for even a single plant to develop: during the summer it will be able to infest all the soil it has available.


Cynodon dactylon has a root system that tends to take on a sufficient length to be able to find in the deeper layers of the soil, all the nutritional elements necessary for development and the ideal amount of water. Thanks to this unique feature, it is not essential to supply Cynodon dactylon with any fertilizing product. A modest amount of fertilizer can be mixed with the soil in the early stages of cultivation, when the specimens of this weed have not yet reached maturity. The ideal fertilizer comes in the form of humus but can also be replaced by compost made in the home. In any case, when fertilizer is mixed with the soil, a

Cynodon dactylon: Exposure, diseases and possible remedies


Cynodon dactylon or Gramigna red, can develop fungal diseases due to water stagnation near the roots, originating from heavy rains or incorrect and abundant irrigation operations. The most common disease is the Rust of the weed, which literally discolors the lawn making it appear dry and lifeless. When Cynodon dactylon is hit by the Rust of the grass it first assumes an orange color, until it becomes completely straw yellow. Often this disease disappears spontaneously with the change of season or after being fertilized; at other times, however, it can cause damage to the entire lawn. It is advisable, also for preventive purposes and not only when the disease is manifest, to use a specific fungicide product for lawns.

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