Your Guide To Laying The Sod
If weeds and stones are a problem, these should be removed.
Cultivate the area, level and add soil if necessary. Consolidate the area by heeling (not rolling).
Rake over, obtaining a fine tilth to ensure contact between the soil and turves.
Moisten soil if dry. Roll out, butting the strips tightly together.
Never stretch the turves to meet. Lay a plank on the first row and work from the plank.
Stagger the second row and each row thereafter, creating a brickwork pattern.
Water until turves are wet. Tramp or lightly roll whilst still moist.
3. After Laying
Keep well watered during the first 2-week period. Then water as normal thereafter.
Light applications of fertiliser might be necessary in spring.
It is advisable not to mow turves until good root growth has established.
This normally takes 2 weeks in good growing conditions and it is preferable that initial cuts
should be at a sufficient height not to scalp the new lawn.
5. Grass Seed
Martyn's Grass Lawns use only the specified varieties of grass seed recommended by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute).
When the sod has reached perfect maturity it is then harvested by the most sophisticated equipment available.
To ensure the quality of our grass we carry out strict ongoing quality checks for weed and pest control.
This regular monitoring guarantees a mature and disease free sod at the point of sale.
Benefits of Using Martyn's Lawns
Benefits of Amenity and Sports Turf
Martyn's Grass Lawns Ltd,
Gort Na Leam, Dunmore,
Telephone (093) 38012/38037
Fax (093) 38062