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Turf Growers Reinforcement Netting and Skewers

Conwed 'Oxygrid' reinforcement netting

Turf reinforcement netting drastically shortens the time needed between sowing and harvesting your turf. By using Conwed turf netting, turf crops can often be produced in half the time and land requirement can be greatly reduced.

Installed just after seeding, the fine strands of Oxygrid netting intertwine with the developing grass roots and as soon as the grass sward has reached a marketable quality, harvesting can start.

The consistent strength of reinforced turf gives strong, break-resistant rolls and a clean, waste-free harvest.
Approximately one month after seeding, Oxygrid starts to degrade by natural heat, light and moisture. However, when the turf is harvested, normally 6 - 10 months after sowing, the netting will still reinforce the rolls and prevent expensive breakage and waste.

After turf is installed on another site, the degrading process continues and after a period of approx 36 months**, most of the netting will have disappeared. 'Oxygrid' is non-toxic and harmless to humans and animals.

More Benefits..... Turf can often be cut thinner with turf netting, saving valuable topsoil. This means each roll weighs less and is easier to handle. Less weight on each pallet allows more volume on delivery vehicles, saving on delivery costs !.

Land costs, mowing and maintenance costs will be far less when the growing time of each crop can be nearly halved.
Turf installers like the extra strength of of netted turf which resist breakage with extensive handling on site.

And, when you reinforce with 'Oxygrid' the cash return from your crop will be back into your bank account months sooner than would otherwise be the case!

** Since weather conditions can vary from year to year and from region to region, it is not possible for Conwed to guarantee the precise timing of degradation. The performance of 'Oxygrid' in its application remains with the turf grower.

Testimonial

Online Turf has been growing turf since 1987 and has seen many changes over the years. Turf harvesting technology, mowing methods, better seed varieties have all improved profitability and productivity. The single most valuable innovation, above all others, is the use of Conwed Oxygrid reinforcement netting. This reduces production time, guarantees strong consistent strength roles and improves efficiency for the turf farm.
Online Turf is further increasing its use of Oxygrid allowing a higher number of square meters produced without the need to increase the farm size.
Thank you Early Turf Systems for your excellent service over the years. Yours Sincerely,

- Ian Mercer, Online Turf

Conwed 'Turfnet' Turf Netting

Conwed 'Turfnet' is supplied in the same size rolls as 'Oxygrid'and has an identical appearance. However, unlike 'Oxygrid', this is a standard polypropylene netting which does not degrade quickly.

'Turfnet' provides all the same excellent advantages of time and cost-saving to the turf grower as 'Oxygrid' but at a lower cost.

While some natural degradation will occur over time, this netting may still be present in the ground after several years. This is unlikely to cause any problems as the netting strands are relatively weak. Should the installed turf ever need to be removed, these strands are no more difficult to cut than the grass root system

The video below shows a pneumatic auto-stapler which can be attached to a netting Auto-Netter. Please contact us for details of supplier.






Conwed 'Sodwrap'

Conwed 'Sodwrap' netting is designed to cacoon Big-Roll turf as it is being harvested and takes away the risk of breakage.
Big Rolls wrapped in 'Sodwrap' roll much tighter, look neater, can be cut thinner and don't waste valuable turf through unnecessary breakages.

'Sodwrap' fits directly onto your harvester and gently wraps big rolls as they are being harvested. The netting also reinforces the turf again as it is being handled and un-rolled on site. The netting can easily be removed from under each strip after the turf has been laid.

'Sodwrap' is supplied in a number of roll sizes to fit popular harvesting machines.


'Stapeley' Bamboo Skewers

'Stapeley' Bamboo Skewers are perfect for securing Conwed 'Oxygrid' and 'Turfnet' to the ground after installation or ideal for securing new turf onto steep slopes. They are fully degradable and do not need to be retrieved after use.
Big-Roll turf roll ends can also be safely secured with skewers and of course, they are excellent for BBQ's !.
We can supply various lengths between 150mm to 250mm x 4mm diameter