There is a lot of play on the skinned areas of a ball field. Proper maintenance is required for safety and quality play.
A good sports field doesn’t just happen. Even well constructed fields will be worn out if over used or abused.To better sustain your current turf surface this year, manage these prime considerations.
A general overview calendar of Bermuda grass maintenance options for athletic turf managers.
Increased emphasis on safer sports turf has evolved greatly over the past years. About 20 years ago, two-thirds of reported sports injuries occurred on practice fields. Those fields were less maintained than game fields.
The turfgrass cover on playing fields definitely affects the play of the game. Field speed, ball roll and safety are all very much related to the turf condition. An attractive field is inspirational to the team and a pleasure to watch play on.
Numbers and lines on turfgrass are best applied with specially formulated turf paints. These materials are not toxic to leaf blades and allow them to breathe.
Soil compaction and lack of aeration are death on turf.
Whether renovating your field or planting a new one, a good, strong start is the key to success.
A properly constructed and maintained playing surface is an important component of the overall athletic facility. This publication includes information on the construction and maintenance of athletic field turfgrass. (PDF format only)
Many people think that grass just grows and grows and you can’t wear it out. The truth is that most fields are over used and under maintained. Assessing wear also helps with field maintenance schedules and budgets.