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frequently asked questions.

These are some of the common questions we get asked about turfplaning. If you can't find an answer to your question, please don't hesitate to ask us!

turfplaning® has been completed on different types of turfgrass - bermuda, bluegrass, rye grass, bent grass, and fescues. Bermuda grass has the most success when growing back without additional seed or sod.

We have used the g2 turftools turfplaner® on, baseball, softball, football, soccer, polo, golf tees and fairways, and roadway right of ways.

YES, turfplaning® can be accomplished in anyone of three modes of operation, manual, autograde®, or laser. One or a combination is suitable for any turf surface.

If your turf is within 2" of desired grade it can be accomplished in one operation with a 2-3 week recovery. If you turf requires a deeper cut you will be counseled on whether to do in one operation or multiple operations.

YES, turfplaning® is very effective in preparing the surface for re-sodding or seeding. turfplaning® leaves the surface smooth, on grade, and stable. Since the surface is undisturbed, sod can be installed directly, however if you are seeding, we recommend aerifying prior to seeding and then follow seeding by top dressing and rolling immediately.

Typical turfplaning® costs are 1/10th of conventional resurfacing. Your service provider will be able to provide a quote for you.

Typical turfplaning® costs are 1/10th of conventional resurfacing. Your service provider will be able to provide a quote for you.

Healthy turf that has been turfplaned at 2" or less typically fully recovers in 2-3 weeks. Turf turfplaned at more than 2" recovers at a rate of 2 weeks per 1" of additional cut.

The turfplaning® process produces a tremendous amount of spoils, typically 120 cubic yards per 1" of cut per acre, or 240 cubic yards of spoils for a typical football field.

The spoils are viable sprigs that can be used to re-sprig thin or bare spots, fill in low spots, or simply disposed.

Normal turf maintenance operations can be followed except we recommend to fertilize at a rate of 1# of nitrogen / 1,000 sf / week and a little additional water (due to loss of turf canopy).

YES, we have seen a lowering of the pH by as much as 1 full point in the turfplaned® areas, because of this we recommend soil samples be taken prior to and immediately following the turfplaning® operation, with corrective actions if necessary.

Maintain existing turf in an aggressive grow-in manner to include, fertilizing, and aerification a minimum of 2 weeks prior to turfplaning®.

Since turfplaning® does not disturbed the underlying soil and roots, we have not seen any erosion or settling that is normal for conventional resurfacing.

turfplaning® specifically to remove weeds or over seeding has not been done. We however have noticed that the turf after turfplaning® is more weed free.

Call or email one of our authorized service providers to schedule a turfplaning® evaluation of you turf. They will determine if your turf is on a specific grade and how much cut is needed.