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Today it is clear sky in Ashburn

7 Day Forecast In Ashburn

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    Humidity - 57%
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    Humidity - 63%
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    Humidity - 67%
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    Humidity - 69%
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    Humidity - 71%
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    Humidity - 73%
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    Humidity - 75%
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    Humidity - 76%
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    Humidity - 77%
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    Humidity - 78%
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    Humidity - 79%
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    Humidity - 80%
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    Humidity - 81%
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    Humidity - 77%
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    Humidity - 67%
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    Humidity - 60%
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    Humidity - 54%
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    Humidity - 48%
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    Humidity - 45%
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    Humidity - 60%
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    Humidity - 61%
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    Humidity - 65%
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    Humidity - 66%
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    scattered clouds - 15°
    Humidity - 70%
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    Humidity - 71%
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    scattered clouds - 14°
    Humidity - 72%
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    scattered clouds - 13°
    Humidity - 75%
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    Humidity - 79%
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    Humidity - 84%
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    Humidity - 88%
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    clear sky - 12°
    Humidity - 90%
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    clear sky - 12°
    Humidity - 92%
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    clear sky - 11°
    Humidity - 93%
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    clear sky - 12°
    Humidity - 88%
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    clear sky - 15°
    Humidity - 75%
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    clear sky - 17°
    Humidity - 66%
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    clear sky - 19°
    Humidity - 58%
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    Humidity - 50%
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Aim:

A more formal way to assess whether the pitch/s conform to standards set out by the FA.

Method:

Measure:

  • Sward content & coverage.
  • Weeds.
  • Pests & diseases.
  • Surface levels.
  • Gradient & orientation.
  • Height of cut.
  • Pitch dimensions.

Timing:

Anytime.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

  • Poor standard pitch/s.
  • Loss of play due to poor surface conditions.
  • Loss of revenue.
  • Reputational damage to club and volunteer groundsmen.

Equipment:

  • Quadrat.
  • Straight edge, wedge & spirit level.
  • Compass.
  • 100 m surveyors measuring tape & pins.
  • Prisms for grass height.

Practical Tips:

  • There are alternatives using readily available to complete these tasks rather than the expensive specialist equipment.
  • Allow 2 hours to complete all of these tasks and log results for complete records.