Landscape Design forum: Laying Turf: The Ultimate Guide

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Aug 2, 2016 3:34 PM CST
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Hi All,

I wanted to take a moment to promote a guide I have just finished putting together on soil preparation and turf installation. Whilst the guide has been written primarily for Australia, there are parts which are no doubt beneficial for anyone who is looking to lay some turf, no matter where they are located in the world.

The guide has the following chapters:

1. Introduction
2. Equipment required
3. How much turf do I need?
4. Common types of grass lawn
5. Soil Preparation and Turf Installation
6. Lawn Aftercare
7. Australian Suppliers

This is no ordinary guide, it takes the time to detail important soil preparation steps which can assist with reducing ongoing turf maintenance and ensuring your new grass thrives for years to come.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any feedback on how the guide could improve.

The guide is located here:

Region: Texas Butterflies Native Plants and Wildflowers
Oct 22, 2016 10:14 AM CST

Well, let me be the first to thank you for having posted this. There is some good advice in there that I think could benefit most anyone.

Dry molasses is one of the things suggested here in Central Texas. I just wish we had access to seaweed that we could incorporate into our gardens. But, nonetheless, several good amendments are suggested. I did a recent study on Bentonite and have found that it is the same product that Tractor Supply sells or any of the Auto stores for mechanics to throw down on the shop floor to absorb oil. you can buy it by the bag. I hope to incorporate some here. People can do their own test by measuring an amount, say 2 cups an putting in a bowl. Add 2 cups of water. Give it just a couple of minutes, then drain the bowl back into the cup to see how much water was absorbed. Just don't add too much. You don't want a muddy spot. But, it's a good way to add a good amendment. Just mix it in thoroughly.

Thanks for your tip and the link, too!
Thank You!

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