[ground covering roses]
[grasses and perennial plants]
[alternatives to lawn grass]
Vivers Ter, following the concept sustainability, includes in its line of drought-tolerant ground covering plants and grasses the rizhome-sowing and pratopronto service for parks and gardens.
We have meadows coming from mild-cold ―microthermal― zones and from mild-warm ―macrothermal― zones.
In our country, meadows from cold zones look good in wintertime but need lots of water, mowing and care in summertime.
Meadows from warm zones look perfectly from April to December but yellow in wintertime getting a straw color depending on the minus degrees and the photoperiod of each zone.
In order to maintain a green color in zones where temperatures drop under 0ºC , meadows can be sown with Raygrass (Lolium), which will stay green during wintertime until temperatures rise again. With the coming of the warmth and droughts, the existing lawn will predominate again.
In Sardinia (an example of sustainability in Europe), golf courses are sown with Bermudas and players play on yellow courses in wintertime without problems.
Macrothermal lawn grasses
Macrothermal lawn grasses are sterile, their reproduction is agamic via stolones or rhizomes.
Rizhome-sowing machines have a performance of 3.000 to 20.000 m2 plantation per day and a proportion of 1 to 8, which means that a 1 m2 green sod covers 8 m2 surface.
Their mechanism undoes the rhizomes and stolones and buries
them. After 3 weeks of frequent irrigation the lawn looks
already clear and after 2 months of 1-2 irrigations per week,
it is fully dense.
A macrothermal lawn with seldom irrigations needs little mowing and no agrochemical treatment.
Japanese Grass, Zoysia Japonica
From Kyushu to Hokkaido, parks and golf courses... Japan is fully sawn with Zoysia clones. Both Zoysia japonica clones and hybrids between Z. japonica and Z. tenuifolia have a promising future.
technical information of macrothermal lawn grasses
(only in Spanish)