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The garden and its care

In the modern Western world we very often notice the domination of fashions in our society: in the United States of America is a new smartphone application launched that conquers many admirers? Immediately the tam tam knows how to get it to Italy in a few days! The same goes for music, cinema and many other things. It often happens also for hobbies, as it was years ago for cars with internal combustion engines, while for some years the fashion of gardening has spread: it is clear, among the many ugly and harmful fashions, that naturalness and intrinsic innocence of working in the garden are not even comparable, but it is still the result of a fashion. It was born specifically in the United States of America, which, especially with film production, they instilled and made admirable those ideas of home surrounded by a garden (perhaps a green lawn and some majestic trees) where children could play and have fun in safety and in contact with nature. Obviously, this idyllic image immediately appealed to everyone, and from here it took exactly a moment to be able to appreciate the desire for a garden in all developed and industrialized societies. Alongside all this there must necessarily be the care and maintenance of the garden, which however are the soul of the true hobby of gardening or “green thumb”. and from here it took exactly a moment to be able to appreciate the desire for a garden in all developed and industrialized societies. Alongside all this there must necessarily be the care and maintenance of the garden, which however are the soul of the true hobby of gardening or “green thumb”. and from here it took exactly a moment to be able to appreciate the desire for a garden in all developed and industrialized societies. Alongside all this there must necessarily be the care and maintenance of the garden, which however are the soul of the true hobby of gardening or “green thumb”.

The green lawn


The dream of many garden admirers is to have a perfect green lawn on which to practice all kinds of activities: from exchanges with the soccer ball with the children to the barbecue with friends, passing through relaxing hours lying in the fresh air to rest. . However, to be perfect, the lawn must be well cared for, with careful maintenance and with the right products. In fact, many people believe, enormously wrong, that the green lawn is very simple to obtain as it is enough to cut the spontaneous plants that grow on our soil to a certain height. Unfortunately (in fact it would be much easier that way!) It doesn’t work in this way: the species of lawn plants are studied and selected to have a beautiful green color, to have regular growth and spacing, to be erected and above all to resist trampling and all those “dream” activities that we mentioned earlier. A spontaneous plant would find it difficult to compose a green lawn as first of all it could absolutely not compete in aesthetic terms (both for shape and color), but would have the serious handicap of irregular growth and non-resistance to use.

Lawn fertilizer

In addition to choosing the right species of lawn plant (we will see how in the next paragraph), obtaining the perfect green lawn is an operation closely linked to the fertilization that must be applied to the soil. It has different steps depending on the time of year, each characterized by specific necessary substances and also by different methods of administration. In general, the green lawn is fertilized three times a year, distributed as follows: the first fertilization must be carried out between the months of February and March, that is when the most pungent colds are now behind us and we must give our lawn the “push” to be able to grow in spring. At this juncture a balanced fertilizer in macroelements (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus) and with various microelements must be adopted. After that, the following two fertilizations must be carried out in April and September, this time with a fertilizer that slightly favors nitrogen, the macro-element responsible for providing the beautiful green color to our carpet of grass. In all these situations we must not forget that after each fertilization the lawn must be watered abundantly, both to distribute the substances and to avoid concentrations in some areas.

Watering and precautions

In addition to the essential technique in fertilizing the lawn, another important technical aspect of its care is watering; we must know that, although the green lawn has a great need for water, it must not be watered at all in winter, when humidity and atmospheric precipitations are enough to support life in the colder months. On the other hand, when spring begins, the lawn appears visibly drier (you should never get the impression of dryness) and you can start watering once a day. When that typical summer period of the “hot sun” comes, or in the months of July and August, to keep the lawn healthy it is often necessary to water even two or three times a day, always taking care to vaporize the jet, or not to let it fall heavily to the ground where it could form furrows that ruin the aesthetics of the lawn. A good trick that not many do but that is very useful for the green lawn is to ventilate the ground: in meadows of modest size it is also enough to remember to take a “well distributed” walk with spiked shoes, while for extensions of a certain importance recommends the use of special machines to ventilate.

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