30 Mar What Maintenance Do Artificial Turf Sports Fields Require?
When you’re thinking about changing your playing field’s surface from grass to artificial turf, you’ll need to compare costs for the short and long-term.
While artificial grass is more expensive to install than natural grass, it’s lifespan, ease, and suitability to any playing field makes it an attractive choice that cuts down on maintenance time and resources.
You won’t have to mow or water your turf, but what kind of maintenance can you realistically expect?
Your field will need to stand up to your players, and if it’s outside, will also need to handle the elements. To protect teams, you’ll want to do some regular care to make sure your field stays in top shape. Typical maintenance includes things like:
- Cleaning off debris and snow
- Checking infill levels and distribution
- Sweeping blades to keep them upright
- Reducing hot temperatures with water
Your top priority is to keep your sports field safe for your players. Whether your field sees football or field hockey players, the better it stands up to use, the better for your players. Maintenance you’ll want to do to protect them include:
- Testing and repairing hardness to reduce the risk of concussions
- Disinfecting, particularly when turf is exposed to blood or body fluids
- Ensuring that infill is replaced to keep field level
How To Reduce Maintenance Needs
The more proactive you are protecting your field, the less you’ll need to replace and repair it. Some easy ways that can help you cut down on maintenance are:
- Make sure there are enough trash cans placed in seating and field-level areas to reduce trash
- Set up mats at team benches or field entrances so players can wipe their shoes
- Restrict the use of gum, tobacco, and seed-like snacks on the field
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