Brooming turf...what does that mean??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mwdesign1, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. mwdesign1

    mwdesign1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I am currently bidding on a contract that requires the turf to be "broomed" with each mowing. It is for a sports complex.

    The only brooming I am familiar with is when it is used to work in top dressing such as on putting greens and also using a power broom to clean up sand and gravel left behind from snow removal. I also know that some reel mowers have mini-brooms that are used to help stand the turf up before it is cut.

    I have tried to contact the customer to get an answer but I am waiting for a reply. Do any of you have any ideas as to what "brooming" might mean in this instance.
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Brooming might refer to dragging a broom across the turf to get all the grass blades laying in the same direction. That's what is done on football fields to get the alternating light and dark stripes every ten yards.

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