Planning end of season pitch renovations Into the new year with the playing season end in May it is now worthwhile to plan end of season pitch renovation – especially if it is to include scarifying and over-seeding. By securing the preferred contractor in good time there is the best chance of completing the renovation […]
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Grass has suffered considerably with the recent dry weather Where there has been no irrigation, grass cover has suffered considerably with the recent dry weather. However, grass will recover once moisture builds up in the soil and the moisture deficit is overcome. There will be the accumulation of dead surface growth and ideally, this should […]
Maintenance of sport pitches in dry weather Where there is no irrigation and a soil core to 150mm depth is completely dry the grass cover is under severe stress. The worst action is to cut the grass short. If grass cover needs mowing and is untidy lift the mowing height to between 50mm and 70m. […]
With evapo-transpiration rates up about 4mm/day and the need to get water penetration into the soil it makes sense to apply at least 8mm in a single cycle. Applying less daily barely covers the days water loss and so does not get in to any depth where it will not be lost quickly. Two applications […]
In this short span drought period without irrigation, just reduce the frequency of mowing and lift the height of cut. Nothing else will be of benefit now – and eventual recovery is certain.
Applying water to grass should be beneficial. It is pointless to apply so little that it will be lost by evapotranspiration in one day.