Sports Turf Process

Sports Turf Process

Modern Turf has unmatched experience, training, turf knowledge, and equipment among our sports turf division. We believe in the products we use which allows us to deliver competent, proven methods for improving, maintaining, or building the best sports fields available. Each athletic field is unique, and should be treated as such. We like to meet prospective clients on their site, evaluate their needs, share possible solutions, and create a customized plan to meet their expectations and budget. Clients appreciate this process, allowing us to serve them time and again.

Assess Needs

The first thing we do is assess a client’s needs. Usually a phone conversation is sufficient to get a description of the planned work. Whether it is maintenance, a complete renovation or some drainage work, it is important to define the goals prior to moving forward. During this conversation, we will also schedule a site visit.

Site Visit

The site visit is a crucial second part of our assessment. Walking the property, observing numerous factors that make an athletic field or complex unique, allows our professionals to put together an action plan. This visit may reveal not only that the initial concern is warranted, but that something else needs to be addressed first. Our team is then able to advise you on these types of issues with the client present.

Discuss Budget

A budget discussion is the next step and helps all parties understand client expectations and needs are to be met. Sometimes it becomes necessary to adjust. Our staff skillfully assists clients with getting the most value out of budget dollars. We want athletic fields to look and play great, but safety should be a priority. This may require an investment that doesn’t necessarily add immediate visual appeal. These discussions are important to determining the best course of action. Our team advises clients on expenditures with the same care and consideration we give to our own budgets and children.


Execution is the final part of the process. Once both parties agree on a timeline, our staff will be on–site, ready to build, renovate, mow, drain, fertilize, level, top-dress, aerify, or sod whatever it is we have been hired us to do. That is the fun part! Our team loves nothing more than getting down to the business of making natural athletic fields the best they can be!

Basic Services

  • soil testing
  • fertility and weed management programs
  • customized based on soil type, turf type, and soil test results to ensure better plant uptake
  • created around schedule of events/activities for the field

Premium Services

  • sod installation and repair
  • no-till sprigging
  • over-seeding
  • topdressing
  • Primo application
  • aerification (twice per year)
  • verticutting/thatch removal
  • irrigation installation and repair
  • baseball/softball infield reconstruction
  • soil treatment
  • fungicide and insecticide applications
  • fire ant control

Sports Field Services/Construction

  • dual-plane laser grading
  • infield construction, repair, and resurfacing
  • infield lip removal
  • infield grading and crown establishment
  • construction and repair of pitcher’s mound, batter’s box and/or base-path
  • warning track installation and resurfacing
  • installation or repair of irrigation and drainage systems