Follow These 3 Guidelines When Buying and Installing Roll-on Turf

Every homeowner's biggest dream is getting the perfectly lush and green lawn. Unfortunately, there are parts of the compound that may not get as green as the others. Factors such as moisture, the pH of the soil and how well the homeowners take care of the lawn come into play when determining if a natural lawn will flourish. If the lawn does not grow despite these efforts, it is best to consider options such as artificial turf. These are easy to install, need little maintenance and will give your lawn the perennial green look. However, you need to be careful when shopping and installing lawns. Here are some of the most important guidelines to follow when installing rolls of lawn.

1. Making the Right Measurements

Turf is normally cut and stored in square meters. The rolls are supposed to be rolled out to fit your compound's dimensions. If you have a rectangular lawn, you multiply the length by the width to find out how many rolls you will need. If your lawn does not have a definite shape, it will be a little hard to determine how many rolls you need. However, it is still possible to get the square meters needed. For circular lawns, you square the radius of the lawn and then multiply the result by 3.14. If you are not sure about your lawn dimensions, call in an expert to make the measurements.

2. Preparing the Soil

The second important consideration to make when installing the turf is the condition of the soil. The soil needs to be well-prepared to receive the artificial turf once it is rolled out. The best soil to grow grass should have a pH of between 5 and 7. If your soil is below this level, you can add lime to make it alkaline. All existing weeds should be eliminated because if they are left, they will grow and interrupt the turf.

3. Laying the Turf

Once the ground is ready, you can start the process of laying it. Experts recommend that you cut it into squares and align it without overlaps. You should also cut the turf with a sharp knife or secateurs to avoid ruining it.

After you have laid the turf, the next part of the process is rolling it. Only qualified professionals understand the proper rolling process — rolling bonds the turf to the soil, water and air. With a 45-kilogram roller, the lawn will be pressed and ready to integrate into your compound.