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Title:Lawn drainage and contouring
Article Series:Simple sermons on the lawn: Part 1
Source:The Turf Survey. Vol. 1, No. 2, March 1936, p. 17-19.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Cleveland, OH: G. A. Farley
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drainage; Contouring; Soil moisture; Aerification; Drainage tile; Drainage installation; Drainage improvement; Soil microorganisms
Abstract/Contents:Discusses potential lawn drainage and contouring techniques. Explains that "capillary moisture and fresh air are the two most vital needs of all plant life, and it must be kept in mind that the turf crop demands a larger supply of both than any other grown. This is not only true because fine grass produces a far larger number of feeding roots to the square foot of surface than any other crop; its leafage, when healthy, mats densely on the surface, and thus to a certain extent the turf itself retards the natural free passage of air to the soil beneath." States that "contrary to the casual idea of the average person, tile laid under the surface of the lawn operates on a far wider scale in insuring [ensuring] turf health than in merely providing under-ground passages to take away excess surface water, and spongy areas, or remains for too long in pockets or depressions in heavy clay." States that "a soil well tile drained warms up and starts growth far ahead of any average quality of undrained soil in the spring of the year, thus accelerating the thickening of the turf root system and encouraging the natural stooling or spreading of the grass over thin or bare areas which may show up after the frost leaves the ground." Cautions that "after drainage tile has been installed on a home property, the owner should secure a copy of the plan from the drainage engineer or landscape architect, so that any future changes, additions or repairs may be made with full and accurate knowledge of the lines that have been laid." Concludes that "the advantages of a tile drainage system are undeniable, and the best quality of vitrified shale tile, laid according to the specifications of a technical drainage engineer, is the first safeguard of the future economical year-to-year upkeep of the permanently beautiful lawn."
See Also:See also Part 2 "Contouring and surface drainage: Simple sermons on the lawn: Part 2" The Turf Survey, 1(3) April 1936, p. 15-17 R=129236 R=129236
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1936. Lawn drainage and contouring. Turf Surv. 1(2):p. 17-19.
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