“I forgot to place irrigation to a tree under my newly placed turf, what do I do?”
As I stated in my November 2015 column, trees, plants and shrubs require carbon, hydrogen and oxygen from the air and water to survive. There is little turf installers can do to control how much of these necessary elements plants will receive. Enclosing and placing synthetic turf directly up against a tree, plant or shrub will decrease the tree’s chance of survival. Without a supply of water, it is a definite that the plant will die.
Terms to Remember:
Crown/Flair– The root flare area (also called the crown or root collar) is the area where the main stem tissue transitions to root tissue.
Roots– anchors the tree to the ground and gathers water and nutrients to transfer to all parts of the tree. They are also used for reproduction, defense, survival, energy storage and many other purposes.
Canopy – The above-ground portion and collection of individual plant crowns.
Carpet Kicker – A tool that assists in stretching synthetic turf.
Push Cutter – A tool used to cut synthetic turf from the bottom backing without harming the turf fibers.
*Remember: If the infill is not removed past your working area, this ridge/bump is very hard to remove after the turf is placed back in its original state.
Stay tuned for next month’s “Ask JW” column for synthetic grass install tips and tricks! For more information or to contact J.W.: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888 846 3598.