Football field maintenance
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Football field maintenance

When I tell people that I'm the landscaper who looks after our team's football field they are really impressed, and a little jealous. I don't think they know how much work it is though - it's definitely trickier than keeping your backyard looking green. Not only does my football field need to look lush, it also needs to be perfectly even so that the ball doesn't bounce at crazy angles, and not so soft that the players boots sink in. I need to keep up with all of the latest tricks that landscapers have, and I write these up here so that everyone can give them a try on their own fields.

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  • Choosing Natural Turf for Sports Pitches

    27 February 2015

    If you are remodelling a leisure facility, you may be considering installing new sports pitches, or you may have existing pitches that need to be renovated or replaced. It's easy enough to find guidance on the sizes that you need to provide, or the pitch markings, but what about the playing surface? A quick search online will reveal a vast choice of different types of turf that you could use. It can be difficult to know where to start.

  • Designing A Sensory Garden For Children Of All Types

    24 February 2015

    Children take a particular delight in exploring plants and natural elements of the landscape. A sensory garden takes in multiple aspects of landscape construction and design to create a garden to delight all the senses. It is particularly useful to help people with various sensory limitations, including blindness or deafness, to help them enjoy spending time outdoors. Sensory gardens are fantastic additions to therapy clinics as well as increasing accessibility at schools, which have students with a range of sensory perception levels.