Turfing in Earthwork Embankment
Turfing is done on side slopes and on the shoulders of the rural roads to prevent soil erosion. It also reduces the dust nuisance and gives a pleasing appearance to the road side. Turfing is generally done in the rainy season.
For turfing, good quality grass is cut with at least 5 cm of the earth and it is then placed on the dressed side slopes and shoulders of the embankment.
After laying the turfs, it is gently compressed with a wooden flat rammer after applying water so that it adheres to the soil of the embankment.