Six Easy Steps On How To Plant Shredded Turf

Six Easy Steps On How to Plant Shredded Turf

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Remove weeds and other debris.

Blend old chicken manure, peat or compost into poor soil types to a depth of 6 inches. Grade the area to the desired contours leaving the surface smooth and slightly below pavers and boarders. A loose dry soil will make planting easier. Soil water repellency may be overcome with the use of Wetta Soil.

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Spread the shredded runners evenly over the soil surface at a rate of one ten litre bucketful to six square metres. Work in manageable areas of not more than 18 square metres at a time so as to avoid exposed runners drying out.

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Roll the runners into the soil with disc roller making sure that all runners are buried. Planting will be made easier by a push slewing action of the disc roller followed by pulling the roller back and forth over the tiled area.

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Thoroughly water each section immediately after planting as runners will quickly die if left in dry hot soil. Thereafter, planted areas will require irrigation 3 – 5 minutes several times daily to insure rapid root development and early growth.

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Encourage rapid growth by smooth rolling the planted area leaving a compact, even surface assuring close contact of runners with the soil.

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Apply Lawn Starter Fertiliser at a rate of 100gms per square metre (approximately 1/2 cup full) one week after planting. Re-apply Starter Fertiliser at 50gms per square metre every 3 – 4 weeks until lawn has covered. Then refer to lawn maintenance article.

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