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Sports Turf by V.I. Stewart

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Chapter nine

Introduction to Part Two

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The first step in creating an outdoor sports facility is to provide an acceptable playing surface, isolated, if necessary, by peripheral, interception drainage. The next step is to make certain that the soil on the playing area can infilter the water required to sustain grass growth and then discharge any excess in order to maintain an adequately aerated root environment and a tractively efficient surface. Finally, when an appropriate grass sward has been established, it must be used and maintained in a manner that will retain the virtues of the construction for the purpose intended.

9.1 Review of basic ...

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