Pitch Perfect – getting your cricket pitch ready for the summer

We are fast approaching that time of year when many groundsmen will be gearing up for a busy summer ahead, preparing cricket wickets and outfields. It feels as though we have had a long winter and not much can even be said of spring yet. Now is the perfect time to order your seed ready to re-seed and get ahead of the game.

Switching from winter to summer maintenance can prove hard in itself for some. Remember to take heed of differing cutting heights in particular and be careful not to bring machinery out on pitch too early. However, it is never too soon to get organised and manage your supplies in readiness for a tight summer schedule of cutting, mowing and general maintenance.

Careful consideration should be given to the amenity grass seed cultivars recommended for turf grass by the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI). Their website is useful for “swotting up” on suitable varieties for your pitch or for any amateur groundsman.  You will notice our cricket outfield mix is mixed by design to be more disease resistant and drought tolerant with its inclusion of chewings fescues and a creeping red.

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us in order to find out variety names and further discuss suitability for your pitch.

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