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Ready Sod
Technical Information
Planting Process

Spring and fall are the most convenient  seasons for creating green fields. Before planting the field to be exposed to application should be tamed by plowing, be cleaned from weeds and organic Fertilizer mixture should be laid on soil and levelled by rake.

The most convenient depth in planting sod seeds is 5-10 square mm. Amount of seed to be used is adjusted as 60-80 gr. The rates are changed according to the features and intended use of green fields. Later, sifted soil alluvion organic Fertilizer and Peat mixture in 2 cm thickness should be laid on soil. İn order to prevent the damages might be caused by various external factors.


Sod mould texture must be kept regularly moist up to down of 15-20 cm. in typical structured soils and in the appropriate conditions.  10 lt water must be supplied to the sod field of  1 m2 in order to ensure this rate of moisture.  In addition to this in the hot and dry windy climate conditions 20 lt water must be given to the field of m2 and adjustments have to be properly.
Irrigatiion should not be performed within today, in noon heat and after sunset.
In ordinary heat conditions irrigation is enough once a week, but in hot and arid months it must be performed two times a week.

In aridity conditions change in leaf color is seen. Color of leaf change into dull gray green from bright green. Later color is changed into yellow. It become brownish and dies of drying. Brownization is the sign of being late in irrigation.

Purpose of mowing is to control inregular development of sods and provide fine and thick textured sod surfaces.

The right height in the mowing is the range in which stalks are left in enough lenght not to leave roots of vegetable be starved. Whatever the machine type is (gasoline engine, electrical or manual) sod mowing height is changed according to the type of sod and surface quality. Mowings in fine textured sod surfaces must be very short (1-2 cm), in the rough textured surfaces mowing should be made in higher level (2-3 cm). Knives of the mowers mus be sharp. Blunt knives remove the sod or cause yellowing in edges.
After germinating of seed rolling is performed on the surface of sods in order to turn the vertical development of grass to horizontal and make them thich by tillering. On the other hand, to stop the swells that occurs along the winter season rolling might be necessary in the spring development season. For this reason, rolling is a part of regular maintenance in grass fields. The soil of the field to be rolled should be a little moist and the weight of the roll  should be 100-150 kg.
Purpose of fertilization is to increase density of texture, green color, endurance of disease and aridity and to make these features lasting. Vegetables consumes regularly the basic and intermediary elements in the soil such as N, P, and K . Nitrogen, that is a basic element, is a necessary element for rapid growth of leaves. On the other hand, phosphor is an elemnt that it makes easy for the roots of vegetables to receive water and foods which is necessary for development of roots. Potassium makes vegetable endurable against aridity and diseases by constructing a sound frame for vegetables. It also keeps the color quality high and stops development of weeds. Compound fertilizers with NPK that is used in mixtures of 10-15-10 and 20-10-10 are mixed with sand. Fertilizer of 50-60 gr should be given to 1 m2 by mixing it with 50-100 gr sands in order to provide a homogeneous distribution.

Thicknes in grass texture that is occured in time in grass root section  may cause insufficient feeding. As water and air are not able to enter the root section sufficiently grass roots are unable to development sufficiently and surface of grass become weak. For this reason, ventillation is a necessary process to provide airing the root section and to increase the drainage of grass surface.
Ventillation process  in grass fields should be performed in winter and fall seasons, particularly in October. Ventillation is also made by make holes in 10 cm depth in range of 15 cm.