Southern Ground Care Ltd provides a complete range of maintenance services for sports fields, fine turf surfaces and amenity areas.
We use a compact tractor with under mounted deck down to give a 25 mm final cut. This can be fitted with a collector to remove all cuttings. For a finer finish, we use a set of gang mowers down to 10 mm. We can have various cassette and rotary pedestrian mowers to produce very fine cuts down to 4 mm for cricket pitches.
Overseeding is usually carried out at the end of a particular sporting season.
There are several ways to carry this out. You can broadcast the seed with a pedestrian spreader ideal for cricket squares and bowls greens. Another way for much larger areas is to use a tractor mounted disc seeder. With this option you have much greater control over where the seed is sown and at what depth. Minimal surface disturbance occurs and the big plus on this system is the grass is place in the soil which helps speed up the germination process as well as keeping it out of reach of those hungry birds.
This can be achieved either several ways. In a liquid form via a boom sprayer mounted on a compact tractor to give excellent efficient coverage, distribution in a granular form via a tractor mounted hopper these are ideal for large areas. Alternatively with a pedestrian hopper for smaller more sensitive areas.
This is very similar to fertiliser applications and administered in a near identical way. With the aim of removal of problem moss and weeds leaving a healthy sward.
We undertake all methods of soil aeration including slitting, spiking, tinning and hollow coring. These improve drainage, relieve soil compaction and encourage root growth which is essential for a healthy sward of grass.
We are able to roll sports pitches and cricket outfields with our towed roller.
Scarification removes thatch and dead grass from fine turf surfaces like bowling greens, cricket squares and grass tennis courts. This results in improved drainage and root growth. Our tractor-mounted scarifiers and pedestrian machines are fitted with collectors to ensure a clean, efficient pick-up.
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