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!

Stadium 

Uniforms

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 isn’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

Aeration perforates the soil to allow water, air and nutrients in.

Verticutting 

Verticutting allows turf to breathe easy, absorb nutrients and soak in moisture.

Top dressing 

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. 

Organic lawn care

Organic lawn care is a great concept. Organic anything is a great concept, but it is often hard to achieve and sometimes unrealistic. Achieving a balance is a more realistic option for the things we can control in our environment.

Whether driving a car, lighting a gas stove or spraying disinfectant on our kitchen counter tops, there is always a risk present. Balancing between safety, organic, natural, cost effective, and more is a part of our daily lives, now more than ever.

We live where you live

LPS strives to provide the best results with the lowest risk and impact to our environment.  We live where you live and care about our environmental future.  We feel we strike a very good balance between effective weed control and caring for our environment. 

Organic lawn care is a great concept, but with challenges for our area. Because we have such a long growing season, it is hard to provide reliable results. A longer growing season for your lawn and plants also means a longer growing season for weeds!

Our products and treatments, pre-emergent

There are currently no organic pre-emergents available. Any products we apply have gone through rigorous testing and are approved by the EPA for application on home lawns.  We currently use a product that is derived from a plant and could almost be considered organic (however, it is not recognized as such).

A good pre-emergent in the fall and spring is the cornerstone of any effective lawn care program.  When you prevent most of the weeds, minimal herbicide applications are required later. 

The Lawn and Pest Difference

We love the idea of organic lawn care as much as anyone.  We care as much about the environment and strive to use the least amount of harmful ingredients. At Lawn and Pest Solutions, it is our goal to provide you with a weed free lawn with the least amount of risk to our environment. 

Our licensed lawn technicians are always ready to discuss with you the options for the most current, environmentally friendly and effective way to treat your lawn. Contact our office here and get the ball rolling on your beautiful lawn!