I get this question a number of times during my travels? How do handle the bare areas on my field? With fall sports beginning, let's look at how to create a divot mix.
This is a major problem on cool season athletic fields. All it takes is a simple blend of 2-3 products.
First, place topsoil and if you have it available, peat on the grounds shop floor.
Next, add seed at a rate equal to the soil/peat blend. Yes, I know this is a lot of seed, but being aggressive with seeding rates are critical in high traffic areas.
Blend all the materials together with a shovel and place in a bucket.
place in the bare area. Using some type of aerification before seeding
is the best approach. In this case, a pitch fork provided the
Creating a seed bank in cool season athletic fields are critical to achieving 100% cover. Don't be afraid to seed frequently.
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