Top Dressing Uneven Lawns

Top Dressing Uneven Lawns

Professional-looking, fully functional turf is no optional add on when you are in charge of a golf course, sports field, or public park. Healthy, long-lasting turf is essential not only for aesthetic appeal but also for safety’s sake. Thus, uneven terrain must be smoothed out to an acceptable grade.

Commonwealth Sports Turf is a premier top dressing company in the Richmond, VA, area. They began as a residential lawn care enterprise, but their exceptional service soon led to an invitation to care for local Richmond sports complexes. Soon, this company expanded full-time into the commercial turf industry. After a decade of experience at caring for professional turf and three decades in general lawn care, Commonwealth Sports Turf has amassed a wealth of invaluable skills that make it a truly superior turf-care choice.

The Benefits of Top Dressing Your Turf

Top Dressing Uneven Lawns 1Some of the most important reasons to top dress your sports, golf, or parkland turf include:

  • To level out unsightly and potentially dangerous bumps and dips
  • To keep your turf well aerated
  • To prepare your turf for winter and to speed up its springtime recovery rate
  • To maintain a healthier, more attractive lawn
  • To deepen and strengthen your turf’s root system
  • To improve field irrigation and drainage
  • To re-fertilize your turf
  • To create a superior playing surface that takes the impacts of sports activities and “bounces” right back

The Process Of Top Dressing Your Turf

Commonwealth Sports Turf offers a variety of valuable turf-care services, some of which are briefly outlined below:Top Dressing Uneven Lawns 3

  1. Their highly experienced crew will study the make-up of your soil, noting which nutrients are found in it and which ones may be lacking. They will also check for uneven surfaces. They will form a general “battle plan” to get your turf into top condition.
  2. A blend of soil, sand, fertilizer, helpful microorganisms, etc. will be prepared. The exact contents of this mix will be tailor-made to fit the exact needs of your turf. Professional equipment will be used to render a fine top dressing spread that will easily fall down between the grass blades instead of caking your lawn and blocking out the sunlight.
  3. This top dressing material will be deposited in low spots and throughout the extent of your turf’s surface area. It will be spread out evenly to give you a properly graded field of play.
  4. Deep-tine aeration methods can be used to give you maximum penetration with the least possible danger of turf damage. A well-aerated field will “breathe” better, helping to provide both good drainage and a firm playing surface.
  5. The new, one-eight to one-quarter inch deep spread will be “pasted down” to the old soil by watering it soon after laying it down. This will keep the wind from sweeping it away right after it is deposited. Furthermore, use of a soil that is similar to the pre-existing turf soil will prevent layering. Layering would severely restrict the absorption of water into the soil and threaten your turf with under-watering.

Commonwealth Sports Turf Frequently Services The Following Types Of Turf:

  • Gold course greens
  • High school athletic fields
  • Football, baseball, soccer, polo, and rugby fields
  • County parks

Anyone managing these types of property would make a wise investment by obtaining the top dressing services of Commonwealth Sports Turf. This company works fast, effectively, and smartly. They guarantee you an even spread and will use the best materials possible for your particular turf type. A high quality top dressing job will give you a safer and more pleasant playing surface, and it is the best way to protect your turf for many years to come.

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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