After a successful season 2017, the cricket square had been worked very hard, and was rewarded with an end of season pitch renovation.
The Graden Scarifier was brought in to scarify the area in two directions, bringing to the surface a significant amount of debris.
All spoil was collected, using a tractor mounted sweeper collector, and recycled. The scarified grooves are then left clean and open in preparation for overseeding, ensuring maximum seed to soil contact
We brought in the Blec dimple seeder for the overseeding. Dimple seeding is the preferred method in this instance as this places the seed in a perfect seed to soil pot, which will increase germination and establishment rates.
A pre seed fertiliser was then applied and left for a period of four weeks.
On our return to the site, the square was topdressed using a drop spreader; the dressing was worked into the surface using a drag mat.