What Soil Study Can Do For Your Turf

A soil study is an important part of turf placement.

The study essentially aids in figuring out how compatible your soil is for sports turf, and it helps us figure out a personalized plan for your field. However it is a little more intricate than that. Here’s what a soil study can do for you and your field.

It is important that a soil study takes places before turf application, because every soil bed is different. Soil studies allow professionals to analyze your soil’s nutrient content. The initial study allows you to understand what the current state of your soil is, where its deficiencies lie, and whether or not it is able to effectively support sports turf. Soil that lacks the nutrients necessary for turf placement could increase the likelihood of turf damage from disease, bugs, and affect the overall health of the grass.

Commonwealth Sports Turf Services provides all of this information in a document that contains graphs and other statistical information so that you can have a side-by-side comparison of where your soil is and where it needs to be.

After the turf is placed, another soil study is conducted as a review of the previous year’s turf placement.

This study helps us determine how well the turf worked for your field and decide what the best option would be going forward with turf placement for the next year.

A turf analysis is important because it will ultimately save you money and extra time. If your soil isn’t optimal for sports turf, it could subject you to some of the issues listed above. And ultimately, it would cost you more money to have it replaced. We believe–and are sure that you’d agree–that it’s best to get it right the first time. Our turf analysis helps you figure out what your soil needs to support healthy turf and how often said nutrients should be implemented. Once your soil has been analyzed, we can help you discover your options and come up with a plan that will work best for your field and situation. This helps field owners to budget their funds accordingly and save them from a dangerous gamble on incompatible surf placement.

We would love to help you figure out your options for turf placement. If you would like to know about our services and what a soil study can do for your turf, please contact Commonwealth Sports Turf today.

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.
Keith Kitchen