Athletic Field Design Services
Sports Turf Solutions,
in cooperation with
International Sports Turf Consulting, offers comprehensive Design
Services for natural-turf athletic fields - both new
construction and major renovation projects. Our designs are especially
suited for situations where high levels of utilization are expected
and there is a need for sustainable, high-wear fields.
design recommendations are unique for every field, as dictated by the
interaction of five key variables: turf,
climate, soil, wear, and maintenance. The major inputs to the design
From these inputs we generate a detailed design, complete with
bid-ready specifications covering soil preparation and turf
establishment. Our specifications are designed to be incorporated
directly into the overall set of plans for large scale
or to stand alone, if the scope of the project is relatively small.
- a comprehensive soil analysis
- a detailed review of current and/or projected usage
- an audit of maintenance capabilities and practices
- local climate data
- an analysis of appropriate turf options
The primary focus of our design effort is the root zone - typically the
upper 10 inches of soil. We specify how to create a sandy-loam root
zone from the soil that is native to the site - specifically, what
amendments to add, and how to blend the amendments into the soil. Our
objectives are a cost-effective design, a root zone with the proper
balance of physical and chemical properties, and a field with a healthy
stand of turf, good drainage, and the ability to tolerate expected
levels of wear.
Our Design Service includes on-site inspections of key steps in the
construction or renovation process, inspection and approval of
materials, plus a maintenance manual and 52-week maintenance program.
In addition, you have our assurance that we are committed to helping
you beyond the construction and establishment phases of the project.
Our measure of success is your ability to use the field to its maximum
|High Speed Blending Insures
Uniform Mix of Soil and Amendments