1. WHEN IS IT THE BEST TIME TO LAY TURF ROLLS?
– Turf rolls can be laid any time of year.
However, during the most critical times of the year, you must be careful of:
– Extremely hot periods (35’C) greater care during the first phases when it takes root, with plenty of irrigation and/or fungicide treatments;
– Extremely cold periods (0’C) means it takes longer for it to take root.
2. HOW DO YOU PREPARE THE SOIL?
The soil needs to be disinfested if there are any weeds, with a low-toxicity, Glyphosate-based total herbicide. The characteristic of this molecule is that it is absorbed exclusively by the leaves and not the roots, and also has a very low persistence in the ground. To improve soil before laying in clay-based soil, which easily leads to the pooling of water, we recommend laying draining materials such as siliceous and/or river sand and working it into the underlying soil. Excessively sandy soil must be integrated with topsoil rich in nutritional elements such as peat.
3. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE WALKING ON IT?
In order for it to take root better, it is necessary to wait at least ten days before walking on it. After approximately 30 days, the turf is ready for use.
4. WHEN CAN I CUT IT FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Turf growth is highly variable, as it depends on the ambient temperatures that it is laid in. Usually during the summer months it can be cut after approximately one week, vice-versa, during the winter it may not be necessary for as long as three weeks. It is nonetheless advisable not to let the turf grow too much as cutting off too much weakens the grass.
5. WHAT SOIL THICKNESS IS REQUIRED FOR TURF GROWTH?
Generally 20 to 30 cm of soil are required for optimal growth of the roots and thereby achieve good resistance to draught or stress from traffic.
6. HOW SOON AFTER WEEDING CAN I LAY THE TURF?
We recommend waiting at least fifteen days to allow the weeds to dry out. You can then begin preparing the soil. Refer to the “tips” section.
7. HOW DO YOU FERTILISE IT IN THE FUTURE?
If it is fertilised the first time before laying the turf, it can be fertilised the next time after approximately 30 days. If, on the other hand, it has not been fertilised, it can be immediately after the first time it is cut, in other words after the first day it is laid.
8. DOES YOUR COMPANY ALSO LAY THE TURF?
Our company also lays the turf in rolls on customer request.
9. HOW LONG DOES TURF-GRASS LAST?
The duration of turf-grass depends mainly on the care that is provided, and can be considered unlimited if maintenance is correct and constant.