Sod Laying

Your Guide To Laying The Sod

1. Preparing

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.

2. Laying

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.

4. Mowing

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

  • Golf Greens can be playable within weeks!
  • Instant solution to grass replacement on sports grounds.
  • Lawns can be laid overnight where children play.
  • The Building Industry can benefit using Martyn's Grass Lawns,as we can  landscape any factory site or residental area in a matter of hours.
  • The landscaper can achieve the desired look instantly and can lay the lawn to  any shape or size required.

Benefits of Amenity and Sports Turf

  • A well-prepared sports area offers safe cushioning, an even surface for sport,  and the aesthetic value of an attractivegrass area.
  • Excellent seed quality, closely sown, allows for good effective reduction of  soil erosion by wind or water.
  • Enhances air quality, benefiting the environment, by generating oxygen and absorbing pollutants from the air.





Martyn Lawns     

Irelands Leading Supplier of Lawn Turf & New/Used Equipment

 We Provide, Lawn Turf, Golf Course Machinery,Ground Care,Landscape Machinery, Drainage Machinery,  Lawnmowers, Commerical Mowers, Racecourse Machinery, Compact Tractors, Aeration Machinery, RTVs  and Quads For The Golf Course,Landscaping and Household Industry.

Gort Na Leam, Dunmore, Co. Galway

Telephone (093) 38012/38037 
Fax (093) 38062
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