|Seeds need water, air and appropriate temperature to germinate and establish. Don’t allow the seed or seedling to dry out. Correct watering fi rstly leads to optimized germination and at a later stage to a very attractive and stable lawn. Be aware of the composition of the seed mixture after establishment of the turf. All species require water for excellent growth but some need even more to sustain growth, e.g. Lolium perenne has higher water requirements than Festuca arundinacea.|
We recommend using a source of water close to the turf field, with high quality water that does not harm the plant’s performance. Do not use any sewage water and if you want to use water from other sources we advise having it analyzed first. The frequency of watering depends largely on the amount of rain and the evaporation of moisture from the grass. The best time for watering is in the evening, when evaporation is minimal.
|ETc estimated mm||guidelines for irrigation: top quality|
|Month||ETc/day||Etc/month||# applications / month||quantity / application (mm)|
|(month = 30 days)||Lp/Pp||Frc/Frt||Fa||Lp||Frc/Frt||Fa|
|ET c = evapotranspiration x * crop coeffi ciency||(source: Landlab 2009)|
|Example of how to use the table: