Grass called anthropogenic vegetation cover of grasses, which is connected by roots and offshoots with the vegetation layer, is located in the settlement area of ​​the people and is not used for agriculture. Lawn can be found in gardens, parks or sports grounds, for example, in stadiums or on golf courses ( " greens "). It is usually cut short.


Features of the lawn is the regular mowing of grasses growing to a height of a few to about ten centimeters, in some cases, but only four to five millimeters ( putting green of the golf courses ) during the growing season. Grasslands that are rarely mowed and their growth therefore achieves higher plant height, is called meadows.


In Germany, the seed, with which you can sow grass, by the DIN 18917 and DIN 18035 (Part 4, Sports Facilities - lawns ) in regulating seed mixtures ( RSM) classified. These mixtures are subdivided according to the uses of the lawns. Typical lawn grasses are perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne ), meadow grass ( Poa ), fescue ( Festuca ) and bentgrass ( Agrostis ).

Lawn Care

  • Mowing, see also lawnmower
  • Removal of forage, such as by computing
  • Fertilization
  • Scarification
  • Aeration
  • Topdressing
  • Overseeding
  • Blast ( irrigation )