The fall sports season is coming to an end and now it’s time to prepare your sports field in readiness for the winter weather. Here are a few crucial tips to help you maintain your A-List sports field in an apt condition throughout the tough winter season.
1. Undertake hollow tine aeration
Aeration is key in loosening up the soil and increasing water infiltration as well as oxygen flow to the roots of your turfgrass. Hollow tine aeration works best after the fall sports season because of the amount of disruption it causes.
2. Undertake Overseeding
It is important to undertake overseeding on the worn out areas of the field during the winter season. When the winter ends and warm weather sets in, seeds will germinate and start to fill up the bare sections of the field as well as increase turfgrass density.
3. Undertake some top-dressing
Undertaking top dressing after the hollow tine aeration contributes massively towards improving the conditions of the grass come spring. Consider using compost as the top dressing material on native soil fields, and sand as the top dressing material on sand-based fields.
4. Lower the mowing height into winter
As you head into winter, lower your mowing height to help reduce the chances of snow mold outbursts and damage.
5. Consider using growth covers
Growth covers will help you to create a greenhouse-like effect over your field to allow seeds to germinate and grass to grow during the winter season.
Maintaining your A-list sports fields bears a lot of benefits that you cannot afford to miss. Follow these important tips and your field will be assured of a healthy and well performing playing surface when the sports season arrives.