Good Cultural Practices along with a proper preventive care program is essential to having a quality athletic field. Any cultural practice that increases the density and vigor of desirable turfgrasses will discourage competition from weeds. A dense, wear-resistant sod is essential on athletic fields and play areas to provide playing safety, good footing and a pleasing appearance. A maintenance program for such a turf, is one that recognizes the special nature of the care involved.
Field in Grass does offer a customized annual maintenance program to address these Cultural Practices/Preventive Care issues that will fit your needs and budget. See Annual Maintenance Program.
Aerification – Reduces compaction and improves the quality of turf. It is a must for quality turf.
Top Dressing / Ag-Planing – Useful for leveling of uneven surfaces, better turf quality and drainage.
Overseeding – Fall over-seeding using a 3-way blend of perennial rye grass. Depending on you area, you should have the rye planted by Mid-Oct. Do not over-seed if you do not use the field in the off season!
Fertilization – Tailored to your specific field needs according to soil tests. Fertilize is a must if you want quality turf. Consider growth inhibitors for more dense turf and for reduced mowing and painting.
Pre & Post Emerge Treatment – The best way to prevent infestations of weeds and unwanted grasses like poa annua, crabgrass, goose grass and bahia grass.
Insecticide Treatment – Fire ants, army worms, cut worms, grubs, mole crickets.