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Education Needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by gbbeil, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. gbbeil

    gbbeil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I am the principal of a small private Christian school in southern California.
    We finished our first tackle football season and now want to condition and maintain the football field.

    The grass is bermuda. The field was installed about 5 years ago and some care was taken to bring in good topsoil. The field has developed some bare patches and some unevenness (waves) in the topography.

    Any recommendations as to books we could purchase to help educate our grounds maintenance person?

    Any advice as to what we should be doing this fall and winter?

    Thank you,
  2. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    I would check the ag extension service at usc
  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,525

    I can help you with that field but i need more detail's. Do you have irrigation ? What kind of sunlight do you get during the day/year ? What kind of bermuda is that ? What height are you mowing at ? What kind of machine do you mow with ? These are just a few preliminary question's. Having a quality sport's field can be fairly involved.
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Focus also on soil type and core aeration... Both are considered in high traffic areas...
  5. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Top dressing can help with slight topo issues. Contact a few reputable weed/fert companies in your area... I would highly discount or donate services in return for a banner put up on the side lines of the field...

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