To others, planting a new lawn may be a backbreaking process and several concerns occur when gazing out at your yard field to see an vacant plot or overgrowing grass field that has been overlooked to the point of no return. This article would try to address some of the many concerns that I have received from homeowners about the construction of a new sod lawn.Have a look at Lawn Installation for more info on this.
Will I Have Old Lawn Cut …
Sure, you need the old lawn gone. Removing the old grass would mean the roots will grow into the old green layer as you plant the new lawn. Usually a lawn replacement would be to a depth of 2-3 inches, you need to know the grade your yard actually lies at and the amount of soil you intend to add for the new lawn. For certain unique situations where you may install a layer of fresh soil without going above ground, the original lawn increasing be kept for position. New lawns would need a minimum depth of 3 inches of a well drained, nutrient-rich soil. Through the use of sod cutter, most lawn removals may be done, using a bobcat and an excavator in difficult to reach yards can be a threat, which may produce more work than initially intended.
Land For The Current Lawn …
Soil is highly essential for the plant survival and healthy growth conditions for your new lawn. Over the years , the new lawn can have dramatically improved growth if a high quality fertilizer is built. The more costly the soil is in many situations the higher quality.
The perfect lawn should be built with at least 3 “with a well-draining topsoil. The soil itself should include at least 70% sand, and the sub-grade should be self-draining. Soils that include large amounts with wood chips and toxic matter should be avoided. Soils that involve paper packaging waste that have a noticeable scent should also be avoided.
Sod type, or Seed type …
Seed or recognize as turf is the main way of planting a new grass. Seed will be planted during the year and the turf farms are available to supply during the year.
This would rely on the type of grass seed or sod to be used:
- Use of your lawn field. That covers the people in your lawn region, like pets and youth.
- The amount of sunshine the lawn field gets. Total fields of lighting will obtain at least 70% of the everyday sunshine.
- Temperatures in season in your area.
For most instances, turf which comes from a sod farm or manufacturer would bring a variety of sod which is suitable for residential uses. Seed farmers can produce varieties of grasses which are perfect for new lawns with high traffic and shade. In some situations, specialized grasses are available for low maintenance.
Why Sod can be mounted …
Those simple measures will complete the installation of a new lawn:
- Set the turf out in a brickwork pattern, that is to say spread the rolls so that the seams do not suit the top of the sod rolls.
- Butt the edges together tightly. Doing a little more work and spending a little extra time pushing the joints of the turf rolls together will insure that the grass covers all the soil. When you leave holes in the turf rolls, weeds can develop in the bare patches of soil.
- Rip the adjacent bits into shape using a straight knife. You will use the cuts to cover up more empty areas. Seed gaps can expand together with time. Any additional parts of sod will be lost.
- Water the sod while you build. Do not encourage the turf to dry out at either level. If the sod is allowed to dry out, shrinkage will occur on the edges and the turf will die. Installing sod on a hot day will need regular watering so make sure that you are prepared beforehand.
- Put out the fresh grass once you have done planting turf.