Sports Field Renovation
Sports fields are a valuable asset that are often intensively used, so regular maintenance is required to ensure extended playing time, safety and turf quality.
Deteriorated fields can become unplayable and be closed due to decreased player comfort and increased risk of injuries.
Many community fields are constructed from natural soil, which may lack the necessary characteristics to consistently perform. Renovation of fields can improve these characteristics and works can include the addition of quality compost to increase organic matter in the rootzone.
Increasing organic matter through the incorporation of quality compost can provide a myriad of benefits. The compost encourages soil to aggregate, which increases pore spaces. This leads to increased drainage and less compaction. Superior water retention reduces the need to irrigate. The supply of organic nutrients compensates for the detrimental effects that inorganic fertilisers have on soil health by increasing microbial activity.
This results in improved structure, which gives better texture, improved chemical and physical properties and increases root depth.
- GO COMPOST Premium™ is recommended for renovating sports fields when an increase in organic matter is required.
- Typically, the product would be incorporated into the soil profile, prior to returfing or sprigging.