GO Compost is incorporated in both turf underlays and top dressing to improve turf health and performance.
Turf requires large amounts of water and nutrients, particularly when used in amenities such as sports fields and parks. Unfavorable environmental conditions can hamper growth and leave grass stressed, which in turn leads to disease.
Using GO Compost in turf mixes increases organic matter which can assist by:
- Increasing water holding capacity – Trials have found that organic matter can hold up to twice its weight or more in water. Top dressing with organic materials keeps moisture at the soil surface, giving access of water to roots and reducing water repellence in soils.
- Provides nutrients – Adding compost to mixes increases availability of the major nutrients and micro nutrients such as iron, manganese, copper and zinc. It can also assist with the availability of phosphorus, reducing the need for artificial fertilisers.
- Improves resilience – Compost contains humic substances, provides growth regulators and stimulates microbial activity. This can lead to enhanced turf grass tolerance to environmental stresses such as temperature and UV radiation.
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