Repeated loosening of the earth in the garden leads to the loss of the soil structure, turning it from lumpy to powdery, which makes it difficult for air to reach the roots of trees, and in winters with little snow, it increases the risk of freezing. Sowing grass between the rows, you can get a number of advantages.
When the earth is kept under a layer of turf, moisture after irrigation or rain lasts longer. The roots of the grass, penetrating into the depth, do not allow the earth to compress, increase ventilation and allow excess moisture to evaporate. Minerals are less washed out of the soil. In addition, if the mowed grass is not removed, allowing it to overgrow in place, or used for mulching in the root circle of trees, then an additional amount of organic fertilizers is introduced into the soil and useful microorganisms are preserved.
Choosing how to keep the aisles in the garden, overgrown with grass or under black steam, you need to be guided by the following rules. Tinning in young orchards and berry plants is not recommended. In this case, grass can become a competitor taking nutrients from cultivated plants. Tinning should not be carried out where there is systematically not enough moisture (rainfall less than 600 mm and there is no possibility of regular watering). If the garden consists of dwarf trees or berry bushes, then you can use intermediate options when grass grows on the aisle, and a near-stem circle is dug up or alternation is made over the years of soil maintenance in the garden under tinned and black steam.
It is recommended to use small-rhizome grasses - clover, perenosnuyu moth, meadow fescue or another mixture of legumes and cereal grasses. Grasses with a deep root system are not desirable, as they dry out the soil.
Mow the grass regularly, about once a decade. This is a rather time-consuming process, mowing low grass is not easy, and overgrowing entails an additional loss of useful substances by the soil and the need for additional watering. An exception is the Polevosnaya shoot. This short grass with small roots covers the ground with a dense green carpet and does not require mowing.
In autumn, grass does not need to be mowed; together with snow, it reliably protects the roots of trees from frost. If the garden is not susceptible to disease, then rotted leaves and grass need to be thoroughly scrubbed in the spring, and during the summer, mowed grass can not be removed.