Modern grass cultivars are more hard wearing and drought tolerant but they are not long livers.
To maintain a hard wearing playing surface it is important to replace some of the growth every year by overseeding in the closed season. With adequate natural rain water this will ensure a green healthy sward at the beginning of the playing season. Without this the bare areas that are left will colonnate with weeds and restrict the healthy development of the sward. Grass seed is expensive and sometimes we are asked just to treat the worn areas which we are happy to do. We provide a special service for goalmouth renovation which presents its own challenges.
We employ Blec disk seeders designed to drill seed directly into the grass sward. They are stripped down annually and all wearing parts replaced.
Without natural rain water the seed will not germinate and all clubs should consider water availability when carrying out overseeding. A standard domestic supply is not sufficient and facilities managers need to consider access to water hydrants and water tanks to ensure the seed is given the best possible start. We offer an irrigation service once the job is complete but this can be costly if done as regularly as required.
Please visit the grass seed section of the website for a full list of our grass seed range along with technical data on all of our culitvar blends.
We have our own experienced maintenance teams who can help you with the following as part of a Maintenance Package or as a one-off maintenance service.