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Book: Proceedings of the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America

 

This chapter in PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL TURFGRASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

  1.  p. 281-286
     
    Proceedings of the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference

    Eliot C. Roberts (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-573-4

     

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doi:10.2135/1974.proc2ndintlturfgrass.c39

Vertical band soil additive methods for established turf

  1. G.G. Fisher and
  2. A.N. Ede

Abstract

The possibilities of correcting adverse conditions in topsoil under established turf by means of inserting vertical bands of coarse materials have been investigated. Vertical bands of the general dimensions 1.25 to 3.5 cm wide × 18 to 23 cm deep have been inserted at surface spacings between 30 and 120 cm according to need.

The effects on drainage, soil compaction, wear resistance, and grass vigor are described, and the hydraulic design of vertical drainage bands is considered. Closely spaced bands of compost or other soil-improving materials have been inserted into soils of low fertility. Machinery to carry out such operations with minimal disturbance of the surface is described. Additional index words: Drainage, French drain, Vertical mulch, Soil compaction.

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