As soon as the snow melts from the fields, the glades turn bright green. This herb is the earliest of the family of cereals - meadow bluegrass. He is not capricious to climate conditions and soil composition.
- Structure and structure
- Lawn varieties of meadow bluegrass
- Reproduction and compatibility of cereals
Once upon a time, bluegrass began its journey from the shores of Australia and New Zealand. Today, from the point of view of the layman, this is the most ordinary grass growing everywhere. However, meadow bluegrass is considered a valuable perennial cereal and is used primarily for the formation of high quality ornamental lawns.
Structure and structure
The structure of the structure of the root system is loose, fibrous. Forms a resilient sod that is compact. Most of the roots are located in the upper soil layer. Multiple vegetative rhizomes penetrate deeply into the soil. They form around the mother bush a significant number of shoots with an independent root structure. Well-branching roots are able to firmly strengthen the upper soil horizon.
The plant forms a large number of leaves. Leaves are narrow, linear. The width of the leaf blade is not more than 4 mm and the length is not more than 30 cm. The color of the leaf is intensely green. Propagated by seeds, throwing out a peduncle up to 90 cm long. The inflorescence is a spikelet of bright green, less often purple color.
Lawn varieties of meadow bluegrass
Some varieties of meadow bluegrass used for lawn formation:
The shoots of these varieties have a fairly dense growth, approximately 350 shoots per 100 cm2, due to which a fully formed lawn has an ideal appearance without "bald spots".
Meadow bluegrass is used as the highest quality grass cover for lawns. In the garden, its use is not limited to the formation of recreation areas. Due to its vitality and rapid recovery, meadow bluegrass is sown in problem areas. The creeping rhizome quickly fills in the depressions and unevenness of the soil, due to which the site visually acquires a perfectly flat surface.
The most positive qualities of this cereal include its high vitality and resistance to trampling. Meadow bluegrass is mowed at least 4 cm from the soil surface. After such a procedure, the plant quickly forms many vegetative shoots, tightening the land "bald spots" with the formation of an even sod.
Leaves grow vertically. When using a rotary mower, they mow easily and very cleanly, without forming bumps or breaks. In addition, the cut foliage does not form clumps on the soil surface when falling between the grass stand. Meadow bluegrass is quite resistant to various types of diseases, parasites, and putrefactive bacteria. The cut and fallen grass is mixed with the soil and participates in the formation of sod.
For sowing meadow bluegrass, it is advisable to fertilize and lime the soil. Salty and acidic soils are bad for the plant. Also, places devoid of direct sunlight have an adverse effect for him. The plant is frost and drought-resistant, but in the summer the grass needs watering.
Reproduction and compatibility of cereals
Meadow bluegrass propagates by seed. In the open field, seedlings appear two weeks after sowing. For quick germination in small areas, a film coating is used. Thanks to this method, seedlings appear within a week.
In the first year, meadow bluegrass grows very slowly. Good quality lawn is obtained in the second or third year after sowing. Therefore, when cultivating a lawn, a mixture of herbs from forbs is used, where the share of meadow bluegrass is about 60%.
Meadow bluegrass is well compatible with other grasses such as perennial ryegrass; white bent grass; meadow fescue and red fescue. The latter combination is successfully used to strengthen slopes.
A mixture of meadow bluegrass, meadow fescue and red fescue is the perfect combination of herbs to create a high quality turf cover, as it can grow on almost any type of soil. The exception is wetlands. Meadow bluegrass blooms only once a year, but under favorable conditions and sufficient soil fertility, a second cut is possible.
In conclusion, we can say that due to its fantastic ability to restore, meadow bluegrass is widely used as the main type of cereals for decorating not only magnificent lawns and luxurious parterres of personal plots. He participates in the formation of unassuming lawns of the park area, playgrounds and sports grounds, as well as park lawns. It is used in different climatic zones and with different types of soil.
The production of rolled lawns is entirely based on the use of meadow bluegrass as the main planting material. The positive qualities of this cereal include not only its drought and frost resistance, but also its long life. With optimal care, the cereal can survive for up to 30, and in exceptional cases, up to 50 years.