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WHEN TO PLANT |
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Establishment & Maintenance
Growing grasses for sports use require an extensive knowledge of
with an understanding of the usage of high maintenance turf practices to provide a playing
surface for your sport. Grasses on sports fields must take moderate to severe abuse
and then come back for more. Finding the right grass or mixture of grasses, and then
providing the right on time maintenance program is the key to success.
|Helping make sports fun - All with sports turf seeds from Seedland... You will find our
seeds are quality produced and tested to provide the best playing surface possible for
your particular sport.
Sports & Athletic field grasses
must have dense, thick sod, be able to withstand impact and have the ability to repair
quickly. These grasses are maintained at the highest level to keep the productivity at its
best. Fertilization, watering and mowing are performed on a scheduled basis. Many of the
athletics grasses are seeded mixtures to get the most coverage and for the longest period
of time. Each seed mixture is used for the desired traits that are dominant to its variety
and whether it grows well with the companion species.
A SEEDED GRASS
FOR YOUR SPORTS FIELD
FIRST STEP: Determine Grass Type for your particular
area and sport application.
STEP: Decide when to plant / re-seed - Is it the right
/. correct planting time for the species?
THIRD STEP: Select a Variety / Mixture - Which to do -
Seed, Sod or Sprig? Which is most practical?
FOURTH STEP: Planting Techniques & Preparing your site
STEP: Maintenance & Grow in.
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More tips on planting Grass Seeds:
Tips on overseeding Warms Season
Grasses with Ryegrass
- Cool Season grasses
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Bermuda sports fields:
AG-429 Bermudagrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar
Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass:
Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar
Maintaining Southern Athletic Fields:
Maintaining & Building Northern Area Soccer Fields:
Effective Renovation of
Bermudagrass Athletic Fields
Renovation of Bermuda
- Cool Season grasses
Tall Fescue has been developed over the years and
is one of the primary athletic coverage available in the northern and transitional areas.
It is a cool season, perennial, bunching grass, quick to germinate and forms a dense,
thick sod, which can remain green year round in some areas. It is a non-thatching grass
and can stand heavy traffic. Newer dwarf varieties have been developed to be mown closer
with the addition of better disease and insect resistance. Tall
fescue is reseeded yearly to keep the sod as thick as possible.
Kentucky Bluegrass: Premier Playing surface! Being quick to germinate and establish is one its advantages. Mixes of Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue are used in many
situations. Sports fields that are planted in tall fescue are baseball, football, soccer,
softball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, polo, and any recreational area. Tall fescue is
drought tolerant and generally uses less fertilizer and does not have to be mown as low as
many other sports grasses. Pure stands are preferred but in mixes it must be the dominant
grass with at least 70% fescue. Bluegrass and creeping red fescue are the two lesser
components in a mixture with fescue.
Perennial Ryegrass has been improved over the years and these varieties produce
a better range of color, texture and resistance to diseases and pests. It is a bunch grass
of upright growth and used in the cool and transitional areas for athletic fields such as
softball, tennis, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, badminton, polo, and any
recreational area requiring a thick, dense, quick growing sod. It is fast to germinate
repairs quickly, and can be mown at 1½ - 2 ½ inches, which is shorter than most tall
fescues. Ryegrass is a medium to high maintenance
grass depending upon the amount of wear. It needs more watering than tall fescue.
Perennial ryegrass seed is a large component of grasses used to overseed permanent stands
that go into dormancy and the perennial rye will provide early spring greenery until the
permanent grass returns.
||Kentucky Bluegrass is the best quality cool season
grass that is grown the farthermost north and extends into the temperate areas. It is
quick germinating, slower to establish, has a creeping growth, and establishes thick
carpet quality, with color ranging from emerald green to dark blue depending upon the
variety. It has a very fine texture and is low growing in many varieties.
Bluegrass produces the best looking athletic fields of cool season grasses and
has the finest texture of those most used. The maintenance requirements for bluegrasses
are more intensive than some of the other cool season grasses. Bluegrass requires more water and fertilization to
keep growing at peak performance.
It is used on baseball,
football, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, badminton, baseball, football, volleyball,
tennis, badminton, polo, lawn bowing greens, croquet and any recreational area. Because of
its slower growing rate it is seeded with other grasses that produce faster green - up
time while the Bluegrass is establishing.
Creeping Bent grasses are finest of the cool season grasses in texture, low
growth and density. It can be mown less than 1inch down to ¼ of an inch. Bentgrasses require more maintenance than the other
athletic field grass and with the newer grass varieties bents are much more costly to
maintain. The best use of this grass is on tennis courts and bowling greens and lawns type
- Warm Season grasses
Bermuda grass is probably the best all around
athletic grass grown in the south and up into the transitional areas where it is
overseeded in the fall with other grasses such as perennial rye for early spring greening.
Bermudagrass has a medium to fine texture, forms
a dense sod, fast growing, fast repairing, with medium to dark green color and can be mown
low to the ground. The many different varieties make it possible to grow Bermuda for any
athletic field. It is used on baseball, football, softball, volleyball, tennis, badminton,
soccer, polo, lawn bowling greens, croquet and any recreational site. Fertilization,
watering, and mowing maintenance depend upon the intensity of usage and the amount of
repair growth that is needed.
Bahiagrass is used on many local
"play" fields that are also used for football, softball and general recreational
sports. It's ability to withstand and recover from foot traffic combined with Bahiagrasses low maintenance requirements make it a
good selection for budget limited sports organizations.
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