The substrate for laying the roll out lawn may be in the form of native soil or a specially constructed carrier layer on which the turf will be placed. Before laying the roll out lawn, the area should be previously dug, leveled, cleared of unnecessary trees and shrubs, and cleaned of any stones, construction debris and remains. The soil under the lawn should be rather light and permeable, so sometimes it needs to be mixed with sand.
Covering difficult areas with turf
Difficult areas include grassy areas on significant slopes or under difficult conditions, such as green belts at highways or parking lots. Difficult access to such areas makes turfing and strengthening them especially challenging. The main purpose of turfing in difficult areas is to protect them against erosion, which additionally has an aesthetic function.
Substrate for pitches
In order to properly prepare the substrate for the construction of sports areas, professional knowledge on the subject is necessary. The DIN 18035-4 standard, which should be the obligatory reading before starting any investment, describes this subject in the broadest and most precise manner. In the case of any questions, please visit our Customer Service or contact us by phone.
Laying the lawn on flat areas
In the previously prepared area, individual layers of roll out lawn are arranged next to one another. While laying the lawn, it must not be thrown or stretched. After laying, the lawn has a certain moisture. When its level drops, it will start to shrink and gaps will be made between the rolls. For this reason, it is very important to lay the roll out lawns tightly next to one another and to push the individual bands close together, rather than stretch them. The protruding edges should be trimmed with a sharp knife or a blade. After laying the lawn, roll and water it abundantly.
On steep areas, such as scarps or embankments, the laying method is the same as on flat areas. If the slope is significant, the roll out lawn is additionally fastened at the corners with 4 to 10 wooden pins, which will prevent it from sliding down until taking roots.
The finishing care of roll out grass includes its regular irrigation. It is important not only to water the highest layers (a few millimeters), but also about 10 cm of the carrier layer of grass, so that the roots are stimulated to grow downwards. The proper proportions are approx. 10-15 l/m² of water per one watering. The intervals between watering should be gradually increased. The frequency and precise number of watering should be adapted to the local climate and weather. During the first weeks, until the lawn takes roots, it should be watered so that it is moist all the time. In difficult areas, where technical problems with proper irrigation may occur, it is recommended to lay the lawn on cooler and cloudy days.