Sports field aeration
Whether you are competing for the Little League World Series or the high school rivalry game, the “look” of your sports field is more important than ever. Sports field aeration is a major contributor to a beautiful field of play.
While winning the game will always be the icing on the cake, there are so many other “boxes” to “check” when competing. Consider these major factors that appeal to players, alumni, coaches, fans, parents and even recruits!
- Sound system
- Media guide
- Hype videos
- Social media presence
- Locker rooms
Sports field management is a key element in all outdoor arenas. While some may roll their eyes over the importance of these elements, can you think of the schools that don’t “check” these boxes?
Schools want to look good in, around, and on the field. One of the most important elements on a playing field is the quality of the turf. In order to look good, the turf needs to “be good.”
We aren’t “back in the day” anymore…
In the past, management of many school sports fields has been the responsibility of coaches and a few maintenance guys. In our rural area of the South, it wasn’t uncommon to see high school principals mow the football field in August.
Parents, booster clubs, even players have put in hours keeping the field cut. Today, the health and beauty of the sports field has reached new levels of expectations.
Sports field management means more than just mowing.The field of play should be healthy, thriving and safe!
A safe field:
- Is not too wet
- Is not too dry
- Has the correct density so as not to cause injuries to players
A lush and thriving field can be used quickly after rain. No coach or team desires to forfeit or reschedule games because of a waterlogged field!
Aeration, Verticut and Topdressing
The three key elements to reviving or building a safe and healthy field of play include:
Aeration perforates the soil to allow water, air and nutrients in.
Verticutting allows turf to breathe easy, absorb nutrients and soak in moisture.
Top dressing applies sand or a soil mixture after aeration.
These three steps conducted by our licensed technicians at Lawn and Pest Solutions can give you a winning field .
Contact us here at Lawn and Pest Solutions. We serve areas from the Memphis, Tennessee and North Mississippi areas. Our expanding sports field management services could be just what your team needs for a winning season.