Sports Turf Tips, Techniques, and Methods
Aeration and Verticutting are two critically important procedures in the turf industry. Stakeholders for whom the procedures are most important might include owners and managers of any athletic or sporting venue such as golf courses, high school athletics fields, private football fields, polo fields, rugby fields, soccer pitches, baseball outfields etc. Other large scale turf operations could be public parks, housing communities and residential planners.
Vertical cutting devices, called “verticutters” are well known. An example of a verticutting turf device is set forth in U.S. Pat. No. 6,393,814 to Gorey. Verticutting devices have a number of blades connected to a driveshaft. As the driveshaft turns, blades make vertical cuts in the ground, cutting runners in the turf and removing dead thatch and other dead foliage from the turf. When attached to mowers, a verticutter only penetrates the ground at small depths because it is under powered to cut deeper depths.
When asking yourself who needs turf surfaces, the basic answer is that you need them, depending on your profession! If you are a groundskeeper, superintendent at a golf course and club, or run a high school or college athletics field, than you could use turf service. This includes analysis, soil study, fertilization, and cutting services such as top dressing and aerating.
If you have played on a golf course that has high traffic areas or you start to see spots that are brown while the area around it is still green, your turf is beginning to compact.This is only the obvious signs of compaction. Your sports turf could already be in the beginning stages of compacting before visibility occurs.Compaction takes time and aeration is a process that will allow oxygen into the roots of your turf making it stronger, thicker and greener.
Caring for sports turf can be difficult, not only due to the wear-and-tear from constant use by athletes, but because those responsible for the turf may not have the knowledge necessary to keep the turf healthy and looking attractive.
Drainage and Irrigation for Your Sports Turf Commonwealth Sports Turf Services has improved and maintained quality sports turf since 2003, with 31 years combined sports turf experience in Richmond, Virginia. Keith Kitchen, president, started a residential turf and landscaping company, Luxury Lawns, who were contracted by several high profile sports complexes to maintain their turf. […]