STEP 1 - Prepare Soil
Remove rocks, weeds and debris from the
area to be turfed. Work soil to a depth of 4" to 6". If
material is required to bring grade to desired level, or
to improve texture of the existing soil, add sand, peat,
or good quality loam.
STEP 2 - Grade
Carefully level all surfaces to be turfed. Soil
surface should be 1 /2" below walks, patios, driveways,
to accommodate turf thickness. A light rolling
soil depressions or surface irregularities.
STEP 3 - Fertilize
Apply fertilizer onto the soil evenly before installation
of turf and rake in lightly. Be sure soil is even and
smooth before laying turf. Use 6 8 6 or 13 16 10, or
other balanced fertilizer at the rate
of 10-15 lbs. per 1,000 sq feet. Also Dolomite limestone
at 20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
STEP 4 - Lay Turf
Lay first strip of turf along straight line (use
string as a guide in irregular areas.) Butt joints tightly,
not overlap edges. On second strip stagger joints, much
as in laying bricks. Use a sharp knife to cut turf to fit
curves, edges, sprinkler heads, etc.
STEP 5 - Water
If a large area is to be turfed, it is recommended
to lightly water as soon as a conveniently sized
area is covered. The warmer the weather the greater the
need for a quick application of light watering. Watering
sufficient when the soil under the turf looks moist.
by lifting up corners here and there. DO NOT OVER
WATER, the grass will drown.
STEP 6 - Roll Lawn
Roil lawn to even out the turf joints and ensure a good
contact between turf roots and the soil and give
an adequate final watering. Watering is far more
effective in eliminating air pockets than rolling.
STEP 7 - Irrigate
Endeavour to keep the turf and soil moist for at least
two to three weeks to assist the turf edges to knit
and the roots to become established. Mow grass in about
2 or 3 weeks or earlier if roots have knitted and mow
lower than 1' /2" to start with.