Preparing Your Lawn for the Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer
How to prepare your lawn for Delhi winters
Every season brings its own hues to your life. Delhi experiences the major seasons, Summer, Rainy, Autumn, Winter and Spring with a distinct change of temperature in the atmosphere. For people who love gardening and have a lawn, it becomes essential to take care of the lawn in every season, as it is an integral part of your house.
How to take care of your house lawn in winter?
We all know how chilly Delhi winters can get. When we snuggle under our soft blankets, our house lawn in winter silently writhes and starts to die. With the deterioration of the beautiful green carpet during the colder months, the home loses its charm that it used to have in spring. For a beautiful yard post winter, we need to make sure that it has been taken care of pre-winter.
Landscape gardening is incomplete with a healthy growth of grass in your home lawn. It elaborates the beauty of the house and brings fresh air to the ambience as well. Delhi experiences dry and chilly winters along with frost and fog, so, here the lawns and gardens require ample amount of care. When the garden blossoms with the winter beauties like gerbera, dahlia, marigold, chrysanthemum and gladioli – the green patch within it need to be revived rather than left dull and dormant.
To keep the house lawn fresh and alive, make sure to have the right variety of grass (depending on the climate and type of garden such as public parks, home lawn or play area) available in the market. The kind of grass for the house lawn should be capable of bearing the extremities of the weather experienced in Delhi and north India.
Some of the major factors to be kept in mind while selecting and maintaining the grass in your house lawn are as follows:
It makes the life of the lawn of a house and should be of utmost quality. The top layer of soil needs to be of humus and loamy, so that the grass gets a healthy growth, before mowing it for the winter.
Type of grass
Delhi and the northern part of India are suitable for two popular varieties of grasses which can adorn your garden bed – Selection No. 1 and Calcutta Dhoob. Though, they are susceptible to the extreme cold in this region, they can be maintained well with adequate management by controlled irrigation during winters using sprinklers in the evening.
Apart from these two, there is another variety called Bermuda grass or the local dhoob, which is suitable to bear the warm temperature and tropical climate. It grows well under the sun and looks really healthy on your lawn throughout the year. Regular up-keeping would add beauty to its look and lend a luxurious view for your home.
Here, we come with the magic tips to maintain your lawn in winter just like you do it in autumn and spring: