How to Protect Football Turf During Heavy Use

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, December 24, 2012

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How to keep your football turf in top playing condition during season.

Fall and winter is the busiest time of the year for football stadiums. It can be tough maintaining the turf during this time of the year. Keeping the stadium turf healthy all year long is the best way to ensure it will stay healthy, even during the heaviest use. Here are five tips to protect football turf:

1. Have the soil tested: Have a soil test done to ensure the turf has all the nutrients necessary to recover from extensive use.

2. Overseed often: You should overseed the turf frequently to ensure continued new growth to replace the damaged turf. For best results, you should seed after aerating the turf.

3. Aerate: Heavy traffic on turf compacts the turf. Aerate the turf regularly to keep the turf healthy.

4. Keep mower blades sharp: It’s important to keep the mower blade sharp to avoid damaging the turf. A dull blade will rip, rather than cut the turf.

5. Use deep, infrequent watering: Water infrequently for a longer period of time instead of frequently for a short period of time. This will help encourage deep root growth.

Visit the football turf experts at Modern Turf for more tips on keeping your turf ready for play.