1.5 Consideration of Seasonally Relevant Factors

The time, when realizing restoration measures, may have a considerable influence on the revegetation method and the composition of the grassing recipe. For example, measures for the improvement of the soil water retention capacity are considerably more important with spring and summer seedings than with seedings in autumn, while the application of quickly available, water soluble fertilizers at the end of the vegetation period does not really make sense. Additional erosion control measures - e.g. increased amounts of tackifiers, addition of mother crops - are particularly important, if the period between seeding and germination or the development of the vegetation is extremely long, e.g. with measures in the late autumn (limiting factor: temperature) and in early summer (limiting factor: water).