The name Valley of the Moon Rotary is a byproduct of the redwood grove, a region in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The soil in this valley is top soil and quality rotary design has a heavy reliance on the topsoil quality. Topsoil is better for rotary style than it is for most types of lawns.
If you don’t have topsoil and don’t live near a topsoil source, you can still make rotary design work. There are many materials that you can use to create your lawn, but what if you don’t have the money or time to use them? Don’t despair because there are plenty of materials out there that you can use as a substitute for topsoil.
Wood timbers, for example, make a great substitute for topsoil. Wood doesn’t absorb water or moisture like topsoil does, and it is very strong and durable. Wood can be cut to any shape you want and is stronger than wood timbers that are used for the front of a house. Wood timbers are also good for rotary style lawns because they will grow new bark that will not fade over time.
Old tires and low-tack plastic have been used as rotary design material as well. These materials have their own advantages but tend to be a bit flimsy and could easily split with high winds or other kinds of pressure. If you use these materials, you should be sure to tie off the ends of the tire and add an extra bead of cement around the perimeter of the tire so that your material is properly sealed.
You’ll need to choose a suitable timber for your lawn and build your base to support it. You can start by setting the trees close together in an open field or at the base of a hill. Usinga long planter for each tree will keep it from rising too much off the ground and be easier to manage. If you do not want to have a ground cover, you can simply stick the trees into the soil at the end of the rows.
Once you have your set up, you’ll need to prepare the ground underneath the trees. Once you have a nice base you can cover it with sod, mulch, or even gravel. Choosing the right material will help you to maintain the shape of your finished rotary style lawn.
Grass is a great way to raise the soil and make your ground look attractive. You can buy grass seed from a nursery or grow your own grass on your own lawn. Your local garden store is an excellent place to find a grass type that suits your climate.
Once your grass has grown to the proper height, apply some fertilizer or apply a bag of compost and mix it with the ground around the roots of the grass to get some nutrients. This could be done before the grass grows too tall or after it grows too long. You may want to leave the grass off until it is about two inches tall so that it can grow in the same pattern as your rotary design.
Every year, you should pull some of the topsoil from the topsoil and pile it into a trash bag so that you can weed and mow it at the same time. Some people even use the topsoil as mulch and pile it on top of the grass as well. This makes the lawn look a lot more uniform.
You need to create a dormant period so that your lawn gets a chance to settle and develop a healthy layer of shade. You should start mowing in late summer and apply the herbicide or other herbicide to the grass between the grass blades before you make contact with the soil. Be careful to make the topsoil deep enough so that you don’t drown it with the amount of soil you’re using.
This will ensure that you get a good crop of healthy grass. If you are not satisfied with the first years of your rotary design, you can always add more shade and start again.
A final touch of elegance can be achieved by burying the root ball several inches deep. below the surface of the soil and leaving it there for several months so that it can be worked into the soil structure and connect with the new soil around it. and give your rotary a uniform appearance.