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Garden Lawn

Lawns are integral part of one's garden. They are basically an area of land planted between gardens covered with grass, and other low lying plants like clover plants, which generally do not require very special care. A lawn is named as turf, pitch, field or green depending upon its plantation and usage. Each kind of grass requires specific kind of maintenance. In this article you will get to know about different kinds of lawn grasses and tips for the maintenance of your lawn. A properly maintained lawn adorns your garden and also provides it with flawless beauty.

Understanding Your Lawn Usage

Before doing anything, you must understand the usage of your lawns. If you are going to use your lawn for your kids and pets amusement, you need to select tough kind of grasses but if you are going to use it simply for decoration purposes you can for tender kind of grasses. As if you can go for Rye grass if you need a tender kind of grass which is delicate and requires constant care but if you need rough and tough grasses go for Zoysia grass which can survive the tough climate. Given here are some other kinds of grasses that can be used in your lawn for specific purposes as mentioned…

Types of Grass Covers Used in Lawn

There are basically four types of Grasses used in the lawns. Given here is the few varieties of each type.

Ornamental Grass Groundcovers

* Texas sedge
* Dwarf Lilyturf
* Striped Japanese
* Muhly grass,
* Pygmy Bamboo
* Alpine foxtail grass
* Buffalo grass.

Ornamental Grasses for Screening

* Blue Tower Switch Grass
* Giant Maiden Grass
* Variegated Giant Reed
* Golden Bamboo

Shady Garden Lawns Grasses

* Giant Fescue
* Golden Hakone Grass
* Tufted Hair Grass
* Weeping Sedge
* Northern sea oats

Ornamental Garden Lawns Grasses for Shade

* Bottlebrush grass
* Olive green foliage
* Pink Bottlebrush

Maintenance of Your Lawn

* Before planting any lawn grass in your lawn make sure that your lawn grass suits the season in which you are planting it as some grasses are meant for cool seasons and some are meant for warm season.

* Keep proper care of the watering your lawns. Apart from regular sprinkles, make sure you properly water your lawns once in a week. Also make sure that you water your garden lawns when your lawn grass is dry enough to leave your footprints as you walk across it.

* Early morning or late evening is the best time to irrigate your lawns.

* Many lawn grasses are prone to pests and insects like chinch bugs, army worms and sod webworms. Make sure you use lawn fertilizers to keep them away. However avoid frequent usage of lawn fertilizer though. It is best to use organic fertilizer. Avoid using pesticides, insecticides or fungicides because they also kill the beneficial elements in the soil.

* You should also frequently mow the grasses to keep them in shape. However make sure you do it with a sharp mower. Dull mowing leads to browning of grasses.

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