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Laying of lawn clods


Laying of lawn clods


In addition to sowing, a turf can also be planted by vegetative propagation. The clod is chosen when you want a turf immediately available, or on sloping areas where erosion phenomena are to be avoided, or to compensate for seasonal needs, given that this technique can be adopted at any time of the year. The choice of clods varies according to the type of soil on which they are going to settle: the clod must be compatible with the ground below and its thickness must be adequate for the density and therefore for the turf age. The dimensions of the plates are variable, the shape is generally rectangular. The advantages of sowing compared to sowing are a lower cost and a simpler process for the creation of turf, while the disadvantage lies in waiting for the germination and use of the lawn, something that does not happen using clods and piote, which they are ready almost immediately providing the desired aesthetic effect. To proceed with the laying, a rolling will be carried out and the area will be wet to prevent the small rootlets belonging to the sod from drying out. In particular, within half an hour of laying, each plate must be moistened and the cracks that are created fill with a little sand and peat. Once the laying is finished, it is lightly rolled to join the clods to the ground below; then it is watered evenly and abundantly (at least 30 mm).