Irrigation and water demand of turf grasses

Soil contact (enables water absorption) and keeping the turf seeds moist are important management measures when replanting and reseeding. For a new planting, the area should be kept regularly moist for between 20 and 25 days so that the slow-germinating species also have the opportunity to establish. If dry periods occur after sowing, keep the area moist with small daily watering. A slit film or fleece can help to reduce evaporation on smaller areas. Large amounts of water can cause soil and grass seed to be washed away. The lawn will later run up unevenly. Usually drinking water or valuable groundwater is used for irrigation. Therefore, care should be taken not only to ensure a sufficient supply of water for the grasses, but also to use it sparingly and with care as that conserves resources.