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Today it is overcast clouds in Ashburn

7 Day Forecast In Ashburn

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Aim:

To maintain the height of grass and allow the ball to travel at speed.

Method:

Due to pitch being a large area up 7,500 m2  larger equipment is needed such as tractor mounted mower or trailed mower.  Can be cylinder or rotary mowers.

Timing:

  • Mow the pitch at least once a week to prevent large amount of dead grass on the surface slowing the ball speed.
  • Try and mow the day before a game and as with all mowing cut when the grass plant is dry.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

Mowing the pitch over a longer period than once a week and not collecting will leave piles of dead grass on the surface and encourage weed grasses.

Equipment Selection:

Set of cylinder gang mowers 3 or 5 units either trailed or mounted. Ride on mower cylinder and rotary. High standard grounds use large pedestrian mower to get the strip affect and faster surface.

Practical Tips:

  • Cut in different direction each time unless you are setting in a pattern.
  • If you collect the grass clippings you will need to increase the fertiliser application due to removing nutrients with the grass clippings.