So you want to learn how to make the right turf for your yard? We all know how expensive it can be to maintain a yard. But think about this: the money you will spend on lawn care each year is just a drop in the bucket compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend if your turf fails. That’s right: If your turf fails, you could end up with a thousand-dollar bill to repair it and replace the grass. And that’s just the start. Other costly mistakes include getting rid of flowers and plants that we love because the turf is too dry and hard or too moist.
How to Make The Right Turf For Your Yard? First, you need to understand what turf actually is. Many people think that turf is any kind of grass that you can mow and water…but that is only partially true.
What most people think of as turf is any type of grass that can be used as a yard covering. The truth is, there are two main types of turf. There are open-loops and closed loops. They vary in grass quality and look, but both have their own benefits.
Open looped turf from Twinwood Farms is made by growing the turf in a round pattern, then cutting it back every few weeks. The cuttings are distributed over the entire surface of the lawn similar to how you would plant a garden. The drawback to this type of turf is that it’s more prone to having weeds clump-up at the ends and have a poor shape to them. If you notice, weed growth on open looped turf is almost non-existent after it has been watered. This makes it a great choice for small areas.
Closed-looped turf, also known as enclosed turf or sod, is completely different from open-looped turf in many ways. For one, it’s not made by simply growing the grass in a circle. Instead, the grass is grown on poles or stakes that are then implanted into the ground. This makes it far more stable than other types of turf and requires a different approach to making sure it gets the proper amount of water and nutrients. Because the grass is being grown on a structure, however, it needs to be watered much more frequently and the structure needs to be kept at a certain temperature. It also won’t be trimmed as often, so it won’t get as high.