The substrate for roll out lawns can have a form of a native soil or a carrier layer constructed especially for the purpose, on which the turf will be placed. Before distributing roll out lawns, the area should be dug, leveled, cleared of unnecessary trees and shrubs as well as cleaned of stones, debris and construction remains. Soil under the lawn should be light and permeable, so it should sometimes be diluted with sand.
COVERING DIFFICULT AREAS WITH TURF
Difficult areas include grass areas significantly inclined or under difficult conditions, e.g. green strips next to motorways or parking places. Difficult access to such areas makes covering them with turf and strengthening especially challenging. The main purpose of turfing under such conditions is protection against erosion. Additionally, it also has aesthetic effects.
SUBSTRATE FOR PITCHES
To prepare the substrate for construction of sports areas in the appropriate manner, professional knowledge and knowledge of the subject are necessary. DIN 18035-4 which should be prescribed reading before commencing any investment covers the subject most extensively and precisely. In the case of any questions, contact or visit our office.
DISTRIBUTION OF LAWNS ON FLAT AREAS
Particular layers of roll out lawns are places next to one another on a previously prepared area. It is important not to throw or stretch the lawn during the process. The lawn after its placement has a specific moisture level. If its level drops, it will start to shrink and gaps will occur between rolls. Therefore, it is important to place roll out lawns closely to one another, and push particular bands close together, rather than stretch them. Extruding edges should be trimmed with a sharp knife or a blade. After arranging the lawn, roll it and water abundantly.
On steep areas, such as scarps or embankments, the method is identical as on flat areas. If the incline is significant, roll out lawns should be additionally fixed in the corners using from 4 to 10 wooden pins which will prevent them from sliding until they take up roots.
Within finishing care roll out grass should be regularly watered. It is important to pay attention not to water only the upper layers (several millimeters), but the full 10 cm of the carrier layer of grass so that roots are simulated for downward vegetation. Proper proportions are approx. 10-15 l/ m² of water per one watering. Intervals between watering should be increased gradually. Frequency and determination of a precise number of watering should be adjusted to the local climate and weather. During the first weeks, until the lawn takes up roots to the substrate, it should be watered so that it is wet at all times. On difficult areas where technical problems with proper watering may occur, it is recommended to distribute the lawn on cooler and cloudy days.