Although every patch of turf is different, the maintenance basics are common to all. The table below shows a typical annual cycle of maintenance for a municipal football pitch with pronounced summer and winter seasonal variations. Use it to inspire your own maintenance regime.
Throughout the growing season
Mowing: 1 to 3 times a week during the active growing season
Solid tining: every three weeks from March until the first autumn frost
Our modern seed mixtures need mowing 30% less often than old mixtures –
and they've been tested for robot mowing.
March to April
Apply herbicide selectively
Verticut to extract moss and thatch accumulated during previous winter