Field 6 Improvements
You may have noticed that Field 6 at the Maryland SoccerPlex is undergoing some rejuvenation at the moment. This is a similar process that our Stadium field underwent last year. Due to the type of grass on Field 6 (Kentucky Bluegrass) this process has to be done during its growing season, which is in the early spring time when it’s still cool out.
A couple weeks ago we went in with our Field Top Maker and dug down about 1/8-14” and removed all the old, less desirable varieties of grass to help create a more uniformed playing surface. Essentially, we cleaned the field up a little.
Next, was to use our Aerator to pull cores out of the field. These cores were swept up and removed from the field leaving the holes in place.
The field was then overseeded with two new varieties of grass in five different directions – again to help with uniformity of growth of the new grass. These new varieties of grass will help with disease tolerance, require less watering, green up earlier in the spring and stay greener later in the fall.
The field was then top dressed with sand to fill in the holes. This was done to help with drainage when it rains and decrease overall surface moisture. The sand will help the seed that was planted to establish better and aid in growing.
Finally, the field was fertilized and watered. As you can see Field 6 is coming along nicely. It still needs time to grow and establish but will be ready to go soon and be back better than ever.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We work hard to maintain our fields so you can enjoy them to their fullest. We look forward to seeing you back on Field 6 soon.