Flooded sports pitches

Water-logged and flooded pitches

Flooded and water-logged pitches appear all too readily at this time of year.  Unfortunately there is little that can be done in remedying the condition at this stage – apart from ensuring no surplus water run-off enters the pitch from adjacent ground and where possible, surplus water collecting in low areas is removed by brushing or suctioning.

The use of any implement on saturated soil is not advisable – including slitting and especially vertidraining.  Serious thought should be given to re-grading the pitch in the summer if present levels do not shed surface water and prevent the effectiveness of installing an intensive drainage system.

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