SEVEN STEPS TO A PERFECT LAWN

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 will show up 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, do 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 is sufficient when the soil under the turf looks moist. Check 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 not lower than 1' /2" to start with.

 

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