What Is the Best Turfgrass for My Field?

BJ Haunert - Thursday, February 25, 2016

Different types of turf suit different standards of playability and player concerns.

Sports Turfgrass

Make sure your turf is the best fit for the desired use of your field. Not only will this improve overall experience, but also it will guarantee you are investing in a long-term solution that is sustainable, healthy, and cost-effective. Turfgrass comes in several varieties, some designed to flourish under extreme activity and others to withstand intense weather. Picking the most adaptable turfgrass for your needs will set you up for success.

Start by asking two fundamental questions to help guide your decision in the right direction.

How quickly should this grass repair itself?

Anyone who has ever flipped on a television can tell you that football and golf are two vastly different sports. Therefore, the surfaces these sports get played on have to be designed differently – withstanding the weight of a dozen defensive linemen is quite different than withstanding the weight of a golf ball.

User experience and player satisfaction depend on how quickly your turfgrass repairs itself. So doing a proper activity evaluation before your purchase is necessary.

What is the weather like in your region?

Moisture levels and total rainfall will have an enormous impact on the maintenance of your field turf and so will the sunlight exposure and temperature fluctuations. Getting a turfgrass that is designed to grow and survive in your climate might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s the little details like this that you can’t afford to overlook.

Get more information about turfgrass varieties and selecting the best one for your athletic field or golf turf by contacting Modern Turf.

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