Rolled grass in Toronto and Ontario

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Sources of rolled grass are specialized farms – sod nurseries. For landscaping slopes and slopes, sod from natural meadows (rough turf) is used. This method of making rolled grass is often used in landscaping. Applying in landscaping important elements of the layout of the object – in the design of critical areas in front of buildings, in central squares, when framing flower beds, paths, the device of sports grounds, decorative slopes.

For the renovation of facilities use areas of cultural turf in gardens and parks, allocated for reconstruction.

The methods for growing rolled grass in Ontario

The methods for growing rolled grass in Ontario are varied. The simplest is the formation of rolled lawns on the basis impermeable to the roots of grass, for example, on a polyethylene film, spread out on the densely rolled soil, on a concrete or asphalt pad. On the basis of a thin layer of substrate placed upland and lowland peat mixed with fertile soil (in a ratio of 1:1) or peat and compost (ratio 4:1). The thickness of the substrate should be up to 10 cm.

The substrate is prepared in advance. If the reaction of the mixture is acidic, lime must be added. The optimum acidity of the substrate should be 5.6 – 7.5.

In prepared mix mineral fertilizers to the following rates, kg / ha: potassium – 36; phosphorus – 40; nitrogen – 60 – 90 (1.5 kg of superphosphate, 1 kg of potassium nitrate and 0.5 kg of ammonium nitrate per 1 m3 of mixture).

Seeds of lawn grasses such as bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass are sown on the substrate, the rate of seeding is increased by 2 times. Seeding is done in spring. Optimal temperature for grass growth is 15 – 24 ° C.

Seeds are watered thoroughly (especially in the first two weeks) – 2 times a day at the rate of 3-5 l/m2. As the grass grows and the root system strengthens, the plants are irrigated once at a rate of 10 l/m2.

Watering can be combined with liquid fertilizer. After the grass grows to a height of 12 – 15 cm, mowing is carried out (mowing height is 4 – 5 cm). Rolled grass is considered ready for sale when it is easily detached from the base of the beds in monolithic plates and well rolled.

 The mass of 1 m2 of turf should be 23 – 27 kg. The weight of a 2.5 m long monolith should not exceed 50-60 kg. Ready-for-sale turf should be evenly colored, without gaps and free of weeds. Root system should form a continuous network of intertwined roots, many of which are white.

Ready-made turf is cut into rolls 2.5 – 6 m long or more and 1 – 1.5 m wide. Cut Rolled grass is rolled into rolls using special rods and transported to the place of loading on vehicles. When selling turf in the root-containing layer of soil, the relative humidity should be at least 60% of the full field moisture capacity.

Installation of rolled grass

The optimum timing for making rolled grass by laying turf on the surface of the site are: spring and summer (from May 15 to June 15) and autumn (15 August to September 15) – for the forest zone and forest steppe, from July 15 to August 15 – for the northern regions of the forest zone. This is the time of the most intensive shoot formation in lawn grasses.

The soil should not be frozen, too dry or saturated with moisture. In dry weather, irrigation of the base (approximate rate – 5 – 6 l/m2) is required to avoid drying and death of turf roots.

The plot to be sodded is planned according to the design marks, mark the edges of the borders by pulling cords. The soil of the plot should be well moistened. Rolled grass in Toronto  is spread on the prepared surface.

 Tapes of “turf carpet” are spread in strips, tightly fitted to each other, carefully compacting each row with a specially made press of thick boards on a crank.

Rolled grass should end with a whole ribbon or half of it. Seams (gaps) between the strips are filled with plant soil of sandy loamy mechanical composition, which facilitates the interlocking of the rolled grass strips. Workers are on the tapes themselves while laying the turf, but they must stand on a specially lined wide board.

Experience shows that after 10 – 12 days the rolled grass will grow into the soil. The first mowing of the regrown grass should be done after 15 days. For mowing it is recommended to use light mowers, the best ones are on an air cushion.

 If you mow the grassland in the autumn, apply a quick-acting nitrogen fertiliser (such as urea) the following spring. During the season, it is necessary to keep the soil layer moisture at 60 – 70% of the full field moisture capacity.

Experience shows that after 10 – 12 days the rolled grass will grow into the soil. The first mowing of the regrown grass should be done after 15 days. For mowing it is recommended to use light mowers, the best ones are on an air cushion.

 If you mow the grassland in the autumn, apply a quick-acting nitrogen fertiliser (such as urea) the following spring. During the season, it is necessary to keep the soil layer moisture at 60 – 70% of the full field moisture capacity.

And you can order rolled grass from Captain Handy. We are engaged in all kinds of landscape design services for not the first year, and our specialists have great experience in this business.

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