Old 06-25-2012, 06:34 PM
c2rem c2rem is offline
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Subgrade Design for Athletic Fields

Our client is in the process of wanting to install a community park on a vacant property that will include baseball and soccer fields. Are there any guidelines or standards regarding depth of topsoil/mulch that is preferable underlying either sod or hydroseed? I know about the slope requirements but am curious about any standards or even "rules of thumb".
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:43 PM
andyslawncare andyslawncare is offline
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amendments depends on budget. Rule of thumb I've been taught is amend 25% by volume of root zone. 6'' root zone needs 1.5'' compost amendment. I would cut out amendment and sod the field before amending and seeding, you can always grow nice turf with proper care. If the budget is really big, you need to look into some serious subsurface drainage
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