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Drainage and Irrigation For Your Sports Turf

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Commonwealth Sports Turf Services has improved and maintained quality sports turf since 2003, with 31 years combined sports turf experience in Richmond, Virginia. Keith Kitchen, president, started a …

Commonwealth Sports Turf Services has improved and maintained quality sports turf since 2003, with 31 years combined sports turf experience in Richmond, Virginia. Keith Kitchen, president, started a residential turf and landscaping company, Luxury Lawns, who were contracted by several high profile sports complexes to maintain their turf. Keith’s vision grew and his creative approach to innovative services supports the basics of turf science facilitating pristine fields for any turf environment.

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  • 1. Drainage and Irrigation For Your Sports Turf cwsportsturf.com/blog/drainage-and-irrigation-f or-your-sports-turf / Keith Kitchen Drainage and Irrigation for Your Sports Turf Commonwealth Sports Turf Services has improved and maintained quality sports turf since 2003, with 31 years combined sports turf experience in Richmond, Virginia. Keith Kitchen, president, started a residential turf and landscaping company, Luxury Lawns, who were contracted by several high prof ile sports complexes to maintain their turf . Keith’s vision grew and his creative approach to innovative services supports the basics of turf science f acilitating pristine f ields f or any turf environment. Turf Services in Virginia Commonwealth Sports Turf Services include golf course greens, high school athletic f ields, f ootball f ields, soccer and baseball f ields, rugby f ields and county parks. CST analyzes all details of your unique sports turf situation. Your root depth, soil compaction and heavy traf f ic areas are all relevant to the health of your sports turf . Aerating impacts your greens but do you know to what degree is too much or not enough? Knowing what your sports turf need are questions that have scientif ic answers. Each turf needs a dif f erent and varying approach. First Things First: Soil Study Bef ore maintenance f or your sports turf can be initiated it is important to study the soil in each f ield area noting that each soil bed is unique in its own level of nutrients. By studying your soil we can comprehend nutrient composition underlying the medium of growth and supply you with a def iciency report. A discovery document including a graph which represents your soil nutrients where they are now and where they should be in the f uture f or the most durability. An application study is reevaluated each year f or good health. Maintenance without a soil study may result in unnecessary treatments or costs. Mechanical Services: Strategy Action Af ter your soil study a personalized plan is initiated with needed granular and liquid nutrient chemicals and recommended quantity applications action. Your sports turf may be scheduled f or core aeration, deep core aeration, top dressing or verticutting, whichever f its your maintenance needs. Maintenance Commonwealth Sports Turf uses cutting edge equipment, investigates in-depth research and their employees, with proven abilities, make CST both prof essional and gives them the ability to provide best maintenance practices.
  • 2. Monthly Strategy Communication is a key f actor to our client’s f ield progress addressing concerns and planning project strategies. Meeting once a month helps to ensure evaluating health of sports turf through planned usage. Core Aeration: Improvement and Predictability Your strategized services to maintain your turf may vary f rom removing thatch or deep tining greens. However a main f actor f or peak perf ormance, in any sports turf , is core aeration also ref erred to as coring, spiking, slicing or soil cultivation. Deep Tine Aeration Allowing maximum aeration with the least impact f or turf usability is deep tine aeration. Core aeration lessens possible soil compaction which can result in hardening the surf ace being played. Verticutting Verticutting removes thatch f rom Bermuda turf , a necessity to plant health. Thatch is an excessive build-up of clippings prohibiting the penetration of oxygen, nutrients and water to root area. Vericutting thins grass increasing drainage allowing leaf blades theref ore improving aesthetics f or ball roll and playability. Core Distribution Cores are collected using a turf sweeper then reapplied to areas needing viable roots, which can grow immediately. Top Dressing Sand and compost or a combination of the two, are inserted in the soil prof ile creating a cha decreasing soil compaction and leaving a better playing area f or oxygen and nutrients to drain into the soil root. Keith’s vision grew and his creative approach to innovative services supports the basics of turf science, f acilitating pristine f ields f or any turf environment here in Virginia. About Latest Posts Keith Kitchen Owner at Commonwealth Sports Turf Services Growing up on a working f arm that f eeds your f amily gave Keith an appreciation f or the importance of planning f or growth. It was corn and peanuts then, now it sports turf . Af ter graduating f rom Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Economics and spending 5 years with Southern States, Keith partnered into a new business venture overseeing natural turf maintenance f or Luxury Lawns, a startup maintenance company. Continued growth over 20 years has placed Luxury Lawns, a company Keith now owns, in the top small businesses in the Midlothian area specializing in residential turf management, landscape design and installation, and hardscape applications. Af ter success in the residential turf market, Keith launched Commonwealth Sports Turf and now manages the day to day operations of the business.
  • 3. Latest posts by Keith Kitchen (see all) Drainage and Irrigation For Your Sports Turf - May 12, 2014 Braves’ New Turf Under Close Scrutiny - April 8, 2014 Improve Your Turf with Core Aeration - April 8, 2014

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