Today, the popularity of rolled lawns is growing quite rapidly. Buying a rolled lawn, a rolled lawn device, how to lay a rolled lawn – this is not a complete list of actual requests for today in the field of landscape design. The majority of the population already knows what this is and its main advantages over lawns of the sowing type. Modern landscaping cannot be imagined without a green carpet. The main disadvantage of a rolled lawn is its price. After all, it is almost twice as high as the sowing season. But these figures are quite relative.
Lawn maintenance price
If you take the price of lawns, you should take into account the cost of fertile soil, sand, clay and land works. This is the lion’s share of the cost of two thirds of the total budget. The remaining approximately one-third of the money is spent directly on lawn construction. At first glance, it seems so: the price of a roll of lawn with work per square meter is twice as high as the price of a sowing one. But it is worth noting that the latter is rented to you after one, two or a maximum of three mowings. And the period from sowing to delivery can last about two months. In contrast, a roller lawn can be bedded and mowed during the week. Such a lawn is already ready for use, it will not miss weeds and is resistant to trampling. Seed turf formation lasts for a year. During this entire period, it should be watered, fertilized, polished or treated with selective herbicides. If you sum up all these costs, the cost of sowing lawn will be equal to, and in some cases even higher than, the roller lawn. You can find out more about prices from the Paradise Garden Centre price list.
Some customers are ready to wait for this period. And stretch out the costs for a year, regardless of the insufficient density of green lawn cover. After all, a rolled lawn also requires care. The second argument for the benefit of sowing is its faster rehabilitation period after winter. Its young structure makes it easier to comb it out of last year’s grass. From the end of March to the beginning of May, it looks much greener, more attractive, and has practically no bumps on it (if there were no factors leading to it: snow storage, faeces on the lawn, etc.). Third, the sowing lawn contains a higher percentage of fine grasses, which makes it more attractive to customers, softer and more pleasant to touch. The two-year cover of such lawn is more elastic.
There are cases when it is almost impossible to use a good sowing lawn. For example: sowing in summer or at temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, the slope of the land plot is more than 45 degrees, the lack of automatic watering on the plot of more than 10 hectares, etc. In such cases, we strongly recommend the use of a rolled lawn (much faster and ultimately cheaper).
We also do not recommend combining lawns. After all, their structure is quite different. And it is impossible to achieve the effect of integrity even after a few years. This is permissible if the lawns are located in different functional areas and are separated by at least a hedge.
We have listed only some (in our opinion, the main) examples of using different types of lawns. But the decision of choice is up to you. For a person should have a choice and in the end he should be satisfied with his decision. Buying a rolled lawn from the manufacturer is not enough – you need to put it right. Or order a turnkey rolled lawn service at Paradise Garden Centre by calling (067) 402 67 13. After all, all landscaping highlights the beautiful lawn.
Roll lawn device
Roller lawn unit. This procedure is quite responsible and requires certain skills. The territory should be prepared: without weeds and construction debris, carefully rolled up, perfectly leveled. Correct unloading of the bales will lead to faster stacking in the future. Part of the workers should be involved in the laying of the bales at once. The rest of the workers should take the lawn at a distance of 1.6 meters in dense rows (the standard size of the roll is 0.5 by 1.6 meters, i.e. 0.8 m²), folding it in the direction of roll rolling out. Laying is done in the chess order (can be seen in the photo above). We begin to put the whole roll of the first row, and the second half, continuing to work in the same order. You can cut the lawn with a regular knife, but it should be noted that the knife is blunted rather quickly and needs to be resharpened regularly. After laying the bales, you need to roll them in two opposite directions. After that, the lawn is fertilised and watered abundantly until water appears on the surface. Mowing should be carried out after a week in the opposite direction to bale laying and mowed at least once a week thereafter. In the first days after laying, minimize the mechanical impact on the grass, do not walk on the lawn, but at the same time, water it abundantly. After two weeks of warm weather, the lawn is ready for full operation. And your landscape design can be considered complete.
Growing a roll lawn
Manufacture of rolled lawn. Rolling lawn cultivation lasts at least two seasons. Seed sowing is often done by hydroseeding, which leads to a high percentage of germination. By the end of the second year of life, the turf becomes sufficiently dense. Cut the lawn with special machines with standard 0.8 m square rolls and stack it on pallets of 65 pieces each. So one pallet contains about 50 squares. The lawn can be laid within the next three days. But as a rule it is sliced in the evening and laid in the morning of the next day. This guarantees quicker settling in. The production of lawn in rolls and its further sale becomes more and more popular every year. The price of producers is quite different. Often it is cheaper to sell a one-year-old lawn. We strongly recommend not to buy such a plan of grass cover. After all, when laying turf, it is often torn apart. In the future, it does not take root well, it is not resistant to trampling and weeds. When producing a lawn rolls correctly, it is necessary to observe the two-year maturation cycle of the turf.