Turf Management

Business.com / Managing / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Field turf management can be challenging. Heavy use, time constraints and the requirement for the turf to look great at all times can ...

Field turf management can be challenging. Heavy use, time constraints and the requirement for the turf to look great at all times can add to a turf manager's workload. Whether it's synthetic turf or the real thing doesn't make much difference, because specialized expertise is needed for both to look healthy, extend longevity and maximize performance.

Sports is a big business with golf courses, baseball and football fields bringing in lots of money. Much money is in turn spent on effort, equipment and products in maintaining and building such fields. For golf courses alone, a surveyed group in Georgia spent between $100,000 and $250,000 on maintenance annually.

Sports turf management requires the mastering of several factors including:

1. The demands on the field are important in lawn maintenance.

2. Turf species or composition will determine how often and what will be needed for care and lawn maintenance.

3. Soil makeup is important in field turf management and can give clues into texture and details how the field can handle demand and stress.

Receive advice and information on turf management

Many turf management companies are also in the consulting industry and are able to assist you with such decisions as what species to use, how best to maintain your turf and many other issues.

Find a turf management company for installation and maintenance

Whether it's seeding the land or installing synthetic turf, you'll need to find experts to handle the job. Many companies also provide service work from regular maintenance and watering to soil analysis and fertilization, among other considerations.

Consider your own turf and landscape management

Perhaps you have the skilled workers on staff to construct a new turf, maintain or refurbish an existing field. You'll still need to find the turf companies who supply equipment and especially turf grass seed.
  • Careless application of fertilizer can cause major problems with lawn care as well as turf care. When applied properly to turf, fertilizer will not leach or runoff. It's important to apply the right rate and product and to make uniform applications following spreader and fertilizer instructions for proper overlap. Avoid fertilizer running into water bodies by maintaining an untreated buffer strip around the water's edge.

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