Here, describing the Top 3 types of lawn grass for the garden lawn which we can plant for our garden as per our location, sunlight, and choice we learned. So without wandering here and there for where to start and how to start garden lawn planting. All information is provided on the best garden lawns in India here. Always water the lawn in the morning for good retention of water. It gives good health against irregular timing of watering. If any pest appears on the lawn and you want to spray the pesticide over the lawn it’s good to choose a time of 4 to 6 o’clock in the evening, it gives good results. Hard sun to be avoided while spraying for any burning effects on leaves of lawns.
Today we discuss the Top 3 types of lawn grass for a garden lawn with grass names and pictures. Which is good and survives in different weather conditions in India. And the application of organic and inorganic (chemical) fertilization, replanting of lawn, weeding schedule, watering time, mowing schedule, etc.
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Systematically planned and placed lawns make the color and texture of your garden floor. A well-drained lawn helps you satisfy both functional and aesthetic needs. It serves a comfortable look for outdoor activity while relaxing with the landscape.
Good and healthy lawn development requires a little bit of hard work and patience and utilities like
Hedge trimmers or Pruning scissors, etc.
Trend change, as per time, sometimes garden gets designed with a big part of lawn among the total garden area and a sometimes small part of the lawn.
The most common three grass types in INDIA are 1. Selection one, 2. Carpet lawn, and 3. Rough lawn for detailed information on these lawns and planting and maintenance methods read below
Maintenance of these types of lawn grass is easy yet not that easy. Because if we follow the proper procedure of regular maintenance then it’s not that difficult to manage the good appearance and health of the lawn.
But if you are not so regular in maintaining, it becomes difficult to get a good appearance in the long run.
For a planting lawn how to make land preparation for the garden, can learn in the article here.
After that, you can go for the planting of the lawns. so you can have the best lawn.
There are 3 types of lawn grass for a garden lawn which are best selected for most gardens and also types of lawn grass in India.
1 Selection one
2 Carpet lawn
3 Rough lawn
we understand each lawn type step by step below:
1. Selection one lawn –
It’s the most used and loved lawn by the look and by maintenance also. And the best grass for a lawn in India when it’s come to maintenance, weather adaption, good appearance, and fewer termite problems.
In a multi-weather-like situation, it sets well and some warm weather is good for it. In India, it’s mostly used in gardens.
You can grow it with seeds, cuttings, and ready-made turf blocks available in your local nurseries.
How to grow these types of lawn grass? You can see the video below. manually growing it basic and easiest way.
The video is in Hindi language but you can watch it to do it practically.
In the winter its growth slows due to down temperatures. You can observe it in your garden. As it bears low-height shoots. But still, it maintains the best green look at this time of the year.
And in monsoon it gets thin and long you can see its scattered/see-through look you can easily see it.
This means its density gets lowest than a whole year.
We have to regularly mow it to get an even carpet-like green look. At least 10 days of the interval is good if you are managing a domestic garden like a home or farmhouse or community hall etc. It isn’t a problem you can follow the interval of 15 days also.
Whereas if you are having big areas like cricket grounds, or football grounds you can stretch the schedule to 15-20 days not more than this.
2. Carpet lawn
It’s not like the first one, it’s kind of a little bit hard leaves than the other two lawns described here.
A little bit spiny, you can feel it by walking barefoot and seating on the carpet lawn. It slightly stings while sitting on it when not mowed for a long time.
It’s also known as Korean carpet grass.
Nowadays it’s in demand in a short time for garden project completion. mostly in city planning and quick fit. Good for the short time frame of the Garden project completion.
Because it’s easily available in ready-made blocks in the dimension of 1×2 square feet piece.
So you have to just make the land ready (give some light dose of DAP fertilizer for long-term base fertilizer), level, and then start putting these blocks not leaving the space in between.
Don’t forget to apply termiticide before laying the blocks. Because termite loves their roots.
Even a dry lawn also attracts termites so don’t forget to water this lawn at regular intervals.
It’s a good lawn to stop stubborn weed areas. And very strong and thick compared to the other two lawns selected rough lawns.
The carpet lawn nicely fights Cyprus weed expansion. Not completely stops it but it controls it by 60-70% approximately.
You can also grow this lawn manually by planting root-bearing lawn cutting at a distance of 0.75 to 1 foot (leaving measurement around each cutting).
If you mow lawn late and deep then you can have exposed stems/roots and a pale yellowish look.
3. Rough lawn (paspalum)
This is the best lawn for shady and semi-shade areas that still grow nicely below the open sky. Paper-like thin leaves.
Need regular watering otherwise get down on irregular watering. In too hot weather leaf edges get burned.
It feels soft compared to a carpet lawn while walking barefoot.
It’s not dense as carpet lawn and selection one lawn so have some weeds seen. Thus need regular weeding at intervals of a few days.
Grow this lawn manually by planting root-bearing lawn cutting at a distance of 0.75 to 1 foot (leaving measurement around each cutting).
At least 10 days of the interval is good for lawn mowing if you are managing a domestic garden like a home or farmhouse or community hall etc.
For mowing, you can use electric or petrol-run lawn mowers as well as manual lawn mowers for four types of machines.
Manual lawn mowers are not a good choice if you have a carpet lawn because it takes some effort in mowing this lawn.
So here we complete the brief learning of types of lawns.
Winters are the best period for giving fertilizers to any lawn. Because in most cases we use chemical fertilizers for their better look-after establishment. Flood watering is good after the application of chemical fertilizers.
These chemical Fertilizers (for ex. Urea) are warm in nature. So during the bulk application, it’s good to choose winter. So burning of lawn shoots or whole lawn dry patches of the lawns can be avoided compared to summer application.
It’s OK to apply such Fertilizers in any weather but winter is a better option.
The best fertilizer for lawn grass in India
One of the best fertilizers for the Top 3 types of lawn grass for a garden lawn as explained above are UREA, COMPOST/FYM, and vermicompost. You can also use this fertilizer for other types of lawn grass.
Urea for lawn grass :
It’s the main source of nitrogen and is also widely used in agriculture also. But here we use it for lawn development and to make it lush green and healthy.
It’s available in crystal form. And contains 46% nitrogen.
It can be applied to soil as a solid or as a foliar spray.
Slow-release Urea is also available in the market which is useful for all three types of lawn grass.
The very basic style you can apply to the lawn is to get your palm full of it and throw widely as many areas as you can cover, this is enough for any regularly maintained lawn.
After application of the urea watering is a must, at least for 4-5 days two times a day continuously if possible, or one time a day with a good amount of water. And yes immediately after spreading the Urea on the lawn.
After the application of the Urea, we should not break the watering schedule as I said above. Otherwise, there are chances of the burning of the lawn.
COMPOST/FYM for lawn grass :
Compost is the best organic natural Fertilizer which is full of microorganisms.
It’s the microorganisms that play a vital role in the development of grass or any crop as well.
They make the nutrition available for the lawn.
VERMI-COMPOST for lawn grass:
It’s made from the decomposition of earth soil by earthworms (as used mostly in India), red wigglers, and white worms.
You can buy organic vermicompost online as well as from local nurseries also.
Best organic fertilizer for lawns and garden plants.
Extra care points
Whatever type of lawn grass type you grow as per your requirements, all lawns are good as per particular accommodation.
If you notice over a period of time all lawn gets down, and weeding frequencies increase. Even an overall look can get a dull little bit. So replanting can be a good option after a few years.
So there are two ways to get it done one by replanting and the other by some series of practices. Like aggressive weeding, timely application of fertilizers, watering, etc.
Regular lawn mowing is best for the health of the lawn and its green even appearance. If you mow the lawn on an irregular base lawn will grow in height. and after that when you cut the lawn cream/pale yellow stem part of the lawn plant bottom will appear.
And as a result, you will have an ugly cream-colored look instead of a green look.
Deep cutting of the lawn is good but not regular/frequent, you can do it three to four times a year,
Usually, we call it zero-cut lawn mowing.
You can use some good electric lawn mowers as well as a manual lawn mower for lawn cutting your lawn for it to have fine even cutting. These practices are good for all types of lawn grass.
In Replanting, you need to scrape all the existing laws and then the same lawn can be replanted by screening them for weeds carefully. only healthy shoots can be selected.
An open scraped area needs to plow or a rotavator can be moved and the backyard garden can be deep dug manually with a pickaxe ( always check for safety like underground electric cables, pipelines, etc. You can read more after practice for growing lawns.
When we walk on the same lawn area over and over that area starts losing lawns sometimes lawns completely get away so we need to plant a new lawn.
But as a prevention when you start seeing such symptoms on the lawn, you should avoid walking in such areas frequently at least for one or two months. On a prevention base, you can sprinkle gypsum powder from any nearest agri. store.
You can use chlorpyriphos for drenching the soil to avoid termites and other insects in the soil which can bother the lawn growth in the future
Practice other than Replanting
And in other practices when you don’t need to replant you need to dethatch your lawn and after dethatch, you can move the lawnmower on it to collect the dethatched lawn (see video below).
If you have a small lawn area you can rake at regular intervals to make the lawn clean and healthy
Then you can spread the soil mixture to rejuvenate A generalized ideal mixture of earth soil 80% + fine sifted river sand not more than 20% to maintain the porosity.
You can add pesticide (*while using pesticide always check and follow safety rules) for termite treatment or any other pest problem.
Also add Urea or FYM (compost) or vermicompost.
Above all gardening practices is suitable for all three types of lawn grass
Above are the best grass for the lawn.
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which grass is good for lawn in india?
In India and in tropical and semi-tropical areas three best lawns are :
1 Selection one
2 Carpet lawn
3 Rough lawn (paspalum).
Most commonly used in India and other countries as well.
What is the softest lawn grass?
Selection one lawns are the best and soft as most commonly used in India. It’s low maintenance also.
Can dry lawn grass become green when planted?
Not at all but it depends, but on what time ago it got uprooted it matters. If roots are live there may be chances of survival.
How can I improve my lawn grass?
One can improve it by regular watering at least one time a day, it’s good to water in the morning.
Dethatching of the lawn mostly can be good as per the requirement of the lawn.
Lawn mowing at least two times a month for even growth.
And insect treatment if required.
Regular fertilization at least three times a year.
Can dry lawn grass become green when planted
Yes, regular watering may get results. But not at all it depends, on what time ago it got uprooted matters. If roots are live there may be chances of survival.
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