Central Georgia Soccer Association

Soccer Field Maintenance and Management

A little history of the CGSA fields from Jeff Shaw:

"We have Tifway 419 Bermudagrass. Back when the fields were built this was the "standard" for athletic fields and golf course fairways.   We grew in the multi field area and the Paul Brooks ( main field) with sprigs. The Strikers field was sodded. Tifway 419 is not available from seed."


Overseeding


We do we overseed? 


Sports Turf Topdressing


Topdressing athletic fields is a key to maintaining safe and healthy turf.  Topdressing aids thatch breakdown, increases smoothness, and helps with infiltration of surface water.  Better aeration of the root zone due to less compaction also benefits the turfs health.  Increasing numbers of sports turf managers have implemented topdressing programs for their football fields, soccer fields and turf areas of baseball fields.  Using a topdressing material that has the proper performance is critical.  All sands are not alike, so topdressing materials need to be tested so we receive the results we expect.  One of our goals needs to be to work with our Lawn Care Contractor to select the best Topdressing to be utilized.



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