Mowing Guidelines for Athletic Fields

Mowing Guidelines for Athletic Fields

If someone is a landscape architect then they will have to deal with mowing athletic fields on a regular basis. This means that they will need to know the mowing guidelines for athletic fields. Mowing guidelines for athletic fields will have a few key components.

The first component will be that the landscape architects involved will want to choose the correct kind of mower to use for the field. A push mower is probably not a good idea. Unless they have many landscape architects working on the field at the same time and push mowers are the only equipment they have available. If that is the case then they could manage to accomplish the task by using push mowers.

Best Ways to Use Mowing Resources for Athletic Fields

Mowing Guidelines for Athletic FieldsA better use of their resources would be to invest in a rider mower. If they use a high quality rider mower then they could have a single landscape architect do the job. This would give them pretty significant savings over hiring a group of landscape architects to do the job using push mowers. There will be the initial investment in purchasing the equipment. However, rider mowers can be purchased for a nominal fee

If they purchase a rider mower second-hand then they could save an even greater sum of money. The issue in this case would be verifying whether or not the rider mower is in good working order. Taking it for a test drive could give them an idea of the functional level of the mower. However, rider mowers are complex pieces of machinery and have many different moving parts. Therefore, they could end up buying a lemon. If they decide to buy used they should make sure they have some recourse if they end up with a non-functional piece of machinery.

Mowing Guidelines for Athletic FieldsIn the ideal scenario they have managed to task one of their landscape architects to mow the field. This landscape architect would be using a reliable rider mower. By mowing the field in an orderly fashion the landscape architect would be able to accomplish the task in relatively short period of time.

The landscape architect should begin at one end of the field and work their way across. They should make a 90 degree once they reach the end of the field and another immediate 90 degree turn once they have moved on the next row of the field. This will give the field a well manicured appearance. The precise nature of the mowing method used will be visible from the final product.

Keith Kitchen

Keith Kitchen

Growing up on a working farm that feeds your family gave Keith an appreciation for the importance of planning for growth. It was corn and peanuts then, now it sports turf. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Economics and spending 5 years with Southern States, Keith partnered into a new business venture overseeing natural turf maintenance for Luxury Lawns, a startup maintenance company. Continued growth over 20 years has placed Luxury Lawns, a company Keith now owns, in the top small businesses in the Midlothian area specializing in residential turf management, landscape design and installation, and hardscape applications. After success in the residential turf market, Keith launched Commonwealth Sports Turf and now manages the day to day operations of the business.
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