Steve Dipple volunteer groundsman at Bromsgrove Sporting FC, guides you through his football pitch renovation works .
Steve has put together drone footage along with a written 5 step guide.
Thanks for reading my first ever blog for turfcareblog, l though l would share some information and videos on how we went about our football pitch renovations works at Bromsgrove Sporting Football Club.
I am currently on furlough, but l am keeping myself busy on a voluntary basis maintaining the pitch for Bromsgroove Sports.
A little lighter renovation than normal, due to having irrigation pop ups fitted last week. See the below video.
The Installation of the Irrigation System-Pre Renovations
Step by Step Guide to How I Went About My Football Pitch Renovation Works
1)Goalmouths where stripped back, levelled and seeded a month ago to get a head start.
2)The first task was to vertidrained to 9 inches, in depth to decompact and provide a channel for the sports sand and roots to go down.
3) We disc seeded using in three directions (15 bags of rigby Taylor r140 rye(with tetraploids).Disc seeding in three directions ensure a good more even coverage.
A little bit of information regarding tetraplaiod ryegrass
This enhanced turf grass germinates faster than traditional perennial ryegrass. It offers unique stress tolerance together with fast and strong establishment at soil temperatures as low as 3–5°C.
Traditional turf type perennial ryegrasses (diploids) have two sets of chromosomes but tetraploids have four sets.
4) We then topdressed using 40 tonnes Mansfield mm40 sports sand,followed by a drag matt,ensuring the sand got well into the vertidrain holes.The goalmouths also received a topdressing, with the rest of the pitch.
5)The last task was to to finish with the application of a granular pre seed fertiliser applied at 35 grams a square metre.
Next week will spraying some liquids to help with root development.
Take a look at the below video ,which captured all the above footage via drone filming.
Any questions just leave a comment in the reply box below, if not keep well and safe .
Also out today is my blog ,take a look- https://turfcareblog.com/how-to-repair-stud-damaged-synthetic-turf-areas/