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field being cleared for a pitch project 23/07/2021

3G Pitch Construction at Barwell Cricket and Sports Club Commences

This week we have broken ground at Barwell CC where we are transforming Hinckley AFC’S Kirkby Road home into a community facility with a 3G pitch. Barwell Football Club have continually been at the forefront of organised football in the area and the Club’s home ground at the Barwell Sports and Social Club complex is firmly at the heart of the village, having been in existence for over 100 years. Over the past year, the Club has been fundraising and working with the Leicestershire and Rutland FA and the Football... Read More


What Is Hard and Soft Landscaping?

 Landscaping is the focal point of any exterior. From a manicured lawn to seasoned plants, fencing, footpath and paving, can improve the appeal of any interior or exterior. However, landscaping involves both hard and softscapes to create that ethereal architecture that you’ve been looking for. Thus, not using too much of one type and understanding the balance between both is key to a grand design. Hard landscaping Simply put, the difference between hard and soft landscaping is how you read it. The perfect landscaped interior or exterior will include a... Read More


Update: 3G Pitch Construction – Redcar and Cleveland College

Works being carried out at Redcar and Cleveland College with regards to the 3G pitch is progressing successfully. Here at Cleveland Land Services, we are constructing a new, synthetic 3G pitch to the FIFA Quality standards. This all-weather, full-size 3G pitch is our first project that we’re happy to announce is in partnership with the Football Foundation. This comes after we successfully secured a place as 1 of the 6 specialist contractors within the UK on the Football Foundation AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) Framework in 2020. The pitch has been... Read More


JOB VACANCY: Hire Desk Controller

An opportunity has become available for a hire desk controller based from our CLS Selfdrive, Dunsdale Head Office near Guisborough in Cleveland. This position would suit somebody looking to establish themselves in an office based career within the hire industry, covering but not limited to the construction, groundcare, local authority and scaffolding industries. Duties will include: Dealing with all hire desk processes including; queries, order processing and scheduling. Working closely as a team to maximisevpotential sales opportunities whilst ensuring that all hire contractvadministration is accurate and completed to set timescales.... Read More


Natural Turf Pitches VS Astro Turf Pitches

Are natural turf pitches better than artificial, or astro turf pitches? This has been a long raging debate between both sports fans and players from all disciplines. Both sides of the debate have valid points, so let’s go through them and you can make your mind up for yourself! Natural Turf Pitches Professional players generally prefer natural grass pitches. They argue that a natural turf pitch is safer as it’s softer and more forgiving. In terms of performance characteristics, sports players argue that playing on artificial turf can make the... Read More

birds eye view of MFC training grounds 23/11/2020

Our 3G Pitch Installation Project For Middlesbrough Football Club

Here at Cleveland Land Services, we undertake a variety of 3G pitch projects, varying from schools through to professional sporting grounds. We’re renowned for carrying out high quality synthetic pitch installations. Last year, we had the pleasure of carrying out the 3G pitch construction for Middlesbrough Football Club at their training ground in Darlington. The project began in May 2019 and was completed in July 2019, involving the complete removal of the existing 3G turf, extension of the pitch and the installation of a brand new 3G surface. Project Preparation... Read More

a finished 3G pitch construction 30/09/2020

Could 4G be the future for 3G pitches?

It’s been a long time since the first creation of modern 2G and 3G pitches, with many clubs feeling the benefits of artificial turf thereafter. Football, cricket, tennis, rugby and hockey are just some of many sports that have adopted these generations of pitch surfaces, and it’s easy to see why. Many schools and professional clubs are experiencing the advantages of 2G and 3G pitch installations, namely being able to play sports with ease all year round. Depending on the requirements for sports clubs or schools, there are a multitude... Read More


Launch of the new ISEKI SF224

We are excited to announce the launch of the new ISEKI SF224 out-front mower. This latest addition to our Iseki SF Range offers the most economical and productive way to cut grass, with a choice of cutting decks measuring 1370 or 1525mm wide. The varied decks are designed to facilitate grass cutting in the most difficult areas, along with the added benefit of a new 22.5hp engine enabling customers to save on fuel costs and initial purchasing costs. Managing Director of Iseki UK & Ireland, David Withers explained; “with the engine... Read More


CLS Sports double the drainage with a Campey Top-Drain 1000

We have recently added an Imants (KORO®) TopDrain 1000 from Campey Turf Care Systems to our specialist natural turf fleet to meet increased customer demand. For 15 years we have been at the forefront of sports turf contracting using our expertise and knowledge, in conjunction with the most innovative machines available. During that time drainage has, and will continue to be, one of the most vital aspects of sports turf maintenance. Keeping surfaces playable throughout the more challenging times of the season is paramount for any team or club. Introducing... Read More


Sleights Sports Club Invest in Pitch Maintenance Equipment

Sleights Sports Club situated in the Esk Valley of North Yorkshire made a unanimous decision to make their cricket field multi-functional with a view to hosting football on the cricket outfield. After numerous discussions with the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Sleights Sports Club came to the conclusion that in order to achieve their goal they would have to invest in their pitch maintenance equipment. The club knew it was going to be tricky for the groundsmen to maintain the pitch with the additional wear and tear, so they contacted CLS... Read More