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Old 10-14-2010, 08:55 PM
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green mesh in sod

5 year old house and account, lots of trouble with sod growing properly. The sod that was installed has a green mesh through it. It doesn't decay away. Any ideas?
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:01 PM
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That mesh is supposed to degrade in about 10 yrs. Most sod farms that are very busy use the mesh so that they can harvest the sod earlier. I live across the street from Johnson Sod Farms and they were using it during the housing boom to be able to harvest in about 2/3 the normal rate. Fescue was only in the fields 12 months normally its 16 at least. Didnt seem to affect anything but it will hold the rolls together better. Its a ***** to thatch a lawn that has it in it. Good luck you can aerate and seed the sh*t out of it
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:09 PM
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The stuff is a pain in the ass. Its supposed to degrade by way of the suns UV light decaying it.... Its also used around roadway work on embankments etc....
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:44 PM
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Thats what I've heard too. But how does that happen when it's in the ground. Are UV rays like Superman x-ray vision? Can't remember earth science class now. For the poster, if it gets caught in equipment, you can use a small propane torch to melt it off CAREFULLY!
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:42 AM
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Thats what I've heard too. But how does that happen when it's in the ground. Are UV rays like Superman x-ray vision? Can't remember earth science class now. For the poster, if it gets caught in equipment, you can use a small propane torch to melt it off CAREFULLY!


I hate that stuff.
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