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Old 03-06-2012, 05:46 PM
JNyz JNyz is offline
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Need Advice on an Athletic Field

A private school is looking to begin a maintenance program for their practice field. At the moment the field is being used for girls lacrosse and soccer. It is a weed free, tall fescue field that is fertilized 4 times a year in southeastern Pa. It does get cut weekly and sometimes twice a week depending on growth. On a scale of 1 to 10 it is about a 5. Looks good from far away but is very clumpy with divots. It has never been aerated or topdressed. Coaches are getting nervous about ankle injuries.

Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:32 PM
Diamondpro Diamondpro is offline
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Tall fescue isnt known for its wear tolerance. Its growth type is bunch type, meaning it does not have rhizomes ot stolons to create a dense, woven turf. This is where the clumpy look is coming from. I would core aerate. remove the cores, top dress and overseed with some kentucky blue or something similar.
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