Overseeding is used to ‘stitch’ new grass into sparse or worn areas of an existing playing surface. At the same time, a more desirable ratio of grasses can be introduced which are harder wearing, have better appearance and more suited to the specific surface.
Overseeding is often carried out in conjunction with topdressing.
The experience gained by Laragh Sports Turf Surfaces ensures that the best techniques are applied in order to achieve the best possible germination rates.
Top dressing involves spreading of a selected sand over an existing playing surface.
The topdressing material is selected based on the pH of the existing soil and the particle size of existing growth medium. It is normally carried out annually in conjunction with vertidraining. By brushing sand into the holes created during vertidraining, water can quickly move from the surface to the drainage layer. This Sanding is also used to break down the “Thatch Layer” which in turn helps eliminate disease. The use of a V-Brush ensures a through playing surface.
Many of the clubs in the Kildare & Dublin & Meath area contract us to spread sand on an annual basis.