Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DePauw University Soccer - In the Last 70 Days

The soccer field at DePauw University was converted from cool season turf to Riviera Bermuda grass this summer.  I wanted to recap the project in photos.

The plan was as followed:

  1. Kill of the cool season turf with glyphosate
  2. Till the dead vegetation
  3. Laser grade the rootzone
  4. Seed Riviera at a rate of 3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft
  5. Grow the field in with irrigation and aggressive fertility and topdressing
Here are the photos:

May 14:

May 22:

  June 8:

June 29:

July 30:

As seen above, this field is ready for play at a cutting height of 7/8 of an inch.

To learn more about DePauw Soccer, click HERE.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

1 comment:

  1. How did you keep the crabgrass and goosegrass competition out during grow in???