Maintenance, Drainage and playing surface improvements to existing rugby pitches
Pitch levels were not altered in these works. The main rugby pitch required most of the improvement works. The first operation was the installation of the Primary drainage system followed by the spreading and then working in of An amelioration sand. Once this was carried out a fertiliser was applied to the seedbed prior to the direct drilling of a specialised sports grass seed blend.
Once the sward had established, the pitch was de-compacted using the Weidemann ‘Verti Drain’ machine. Then the secondary drainage system in the form of sand bands were installed using the KORO Topdrain. Primary and secondary drainage operations were also carried out to a second pitch on the site.
Now that the work had been carried out to both pitches a program of maintenance was scheduled including stone removal, rolling, mowing the application of specified fertiliser, selective herbicide and also an earthworm suppressant.