Subgrade Design for Athletic Fields

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by c2rem, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. c2rem

    c2rem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    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".
  2. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    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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