- Sand based bermudagrass
- Topdressed and aerified regularly
- A higher end playing surface
Back to the photos:
In the first photo, from the turf down, you can see a small sod layer from the sod installed this year along with a small organic layer built up every 1/4 inch. Why? That is the amount of sand that is topdressed on an annual basis - much like a ring on a tree. What is the heavier clay/black layer further down? That is the sod layer from the original sodding process 6 year ago.
On the second photo you see a more visual difference. Why? Thick cut sand based sod grown on plastic was installed in high traffic areas. So, the sand that was imported is 1 1/2 inch thick. If you look closely, you can see the sod layer deep into the hole.
Bottom line, take frequent core samples of your field. This field drains extremely well - in excess of 10 inches per hour, but it still has it's layering challenges.
Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.