A well-manicured lush lawn is a pride for every compound owner. It enhances the home and compound appearance. Use of synthetic turf is pleasing to the eye and will turn your compound into a comfortable place. Synthetic turf has seen a rise in popularity in the recent past. However, growing grass can be a taxing undertaking, as it demands a lot of dedication and time. Synthetic turf is one of the internationally recognized artificial grasses whose laying and maintenance are inexpensive to carry out.
Laying the synthetic turf
If your natural Lawn does not match the optimum range of dimensions, you may want to use the artificial lawn. Laying your synthetic turf is a process. First, assemble the turf in your area of accessibility. The synthetic turf is available in a number of shades and text. Avail other necessary materials that are necessary. Remove the existing turf using a cutter or a spade. Dig the soil to an approximate level of 1-2.5 inches. Allow the artificial turf to sit on the dug surface. Apply a thin layer of sand or crushed stone over the layer. Compact this membrane in order to create a solid base. Once this layer is set, add some sharp sand and compact it. Compact the surface and place a shock-absorbent material. Apply a thin layer of adhesive on the surface just below the joint to avoid the pieces from shifting. Remove the borders from the edges of the grass and align the grass. Cut the grass to the desired shape. Apply a thin layer of silica sand on the lawn and spread evenly.
Lawn maintenance tips
A lawn with deep green color is eye-catching. This will only require the application of nitrogen, which the core nutrient for the green color. How often you fertilize your lawn will depend on the type of grass. However, the more you fertilize, the more you will need to mow.
A day or two prior to fertilizing your lawn, one has to water thoroughly. Watering is repeated after you apply fertilizer. The second watering should be done sparingly. The second watering washes the fertilizer off the blades of grass.
This is allowing the grass clippings to lie on the lawn soon after cutting. These clippings are economical in that they provide the lawn’s fertilizer needs. The clippings are a source of nitrogen. They will lower the amount of fertilizer used.
Aeration creates literal holes in the soil thus exposing roots zones of the grass. These holes are a good source of gases. They also allow water and fertilizer to have direct access to the grass root. Use a core aerator to carry out the task.
Remember to remove weeds from the lawn. You can do this by laying a weed suppressing membrane above the lawn space while cutting it to the desired shape. Use a utility knife to do the task.
The perfect time to go the synthetic turf way is now. Overall, the synthetic turf is a good option for your lawn. Although the maintenance practices will depend on the amount of use of the lawn, the basic practices mentioned above are crucial. Doing the maintenance will leave a lasting eye-catching mark on your lawn.