At Chappelow Sports Turf we pride ourselves on providing the very best in sports turf care and can offer a comprehensive range of maintenance and remedial services designed to improve the all-round look, performance and health of your rugby pitch.
Our remedial services include ground aeration, overseeding, fertilising, sand spreading and scarifying, which can be done pre, during and post season at a time to suit you.
We can provide seasonal or ad-hoc maintenance as and when you need it, or for the best results we can offer an on-going maintenance service that will benefit all who grace your turf as well as minimise renovation and pitch repair costs.
Over the years we have been entrusted with the care and maintenance of pitches, training facilities and stadium surfaces by many amateur and professional rugby clubs as well as building strong relationships with internal grounds staff who we assist in their maintenance duties.
Ground aeration is vital as a lack of air in the soil can cause poor growth and grass structure. At Chappelow Sports Turf we can cater for any natural turf surface and carry out a variety of aeration procedures including Verti-Draining and Shockwaving.
There is no set formula when it comes to aeration so we take the time to assess your pitch, make suitable recommendations and, where necessary, blend a variety of aeration techniques to service your recreational surface.
Overseeding is the process of implanting grass seed just under the surface of the ground and sealing the holes to ensure the seed germinates and grows rapidly. Overseeding replenishes worn, high-use areas of playing surfaces such as goalmouths and tees by introducing new cultivars into the sward.
A disc seeder first creates slits which the seed is then dropped into, with the rear roller then closing these slits. Seeding is carried out in two to three different directions across the surface to give an even coverage; resulting in a thick, strong turf.
Chappelow Sports Turf operates a variety of overseeding machinery allowing us to cater for a variety of sports, clubs and facilities.
Chappelow Sports Turf utilises a variety of sand spreading machinery to disperse sand to level and repair playing surface irregularities that result from heavy usage or adverse weather conditions.
Scarifying removes unwanted surface material such as thatch, dead grass, moss and surface rooted grasses; allowing for healthy root growth and improved drainage.
This is carried out with a high-speed mechanical rake with sharp blades that make vertical cuts into the turf. Chappelow Sports Turf operates a range of scarifyers suitable for all sports and recreational surfaces.
Scarifying is usually carried out between autumn and spring when the grass is actively growing to enhance the recovery process and is often the first phase of a surface renovation programme.
Fertiliser application encourages healthy growth and fortification. Offering both solid and liquid fertiliser applications, Chappelow Sports Turf use high quality fertilisers to ensure your surface receives exactly the right nutrients when needed.
Working with leading agronomists we can monitor nutrient levels and tailor application programmes to meet your requirements; ensuring the best results for your club or business.
Verti-Draining helps alleviate waterlogging and deep aerates the ground to promote healthy growth. The ‘Verti-Drain’ decompacts soil on sports pitches by inserting equally spaced holes in the turf which allow water and air to filter through to the grass roots.
Chappelow Sports Turf utilises several Verti-Drain units which can use tines from 10mm to 30mm depending on your requirements.
The Imants Shockwave uses a slightly different approach to revitalise areas of the turf which are more heavily worn. The Shockwave is a linear decompactor, rejuvenating heavy wear areas by relieving soil compaction, improving aeration and removing surface water.
Reputed to be the world’s fastest PTO driven rotary decompactor, the Shockwave offers linear aeration, which creates slits instead of holes and also heaves the soil surface too.
Regular grass cutting is essential to maintaining a high quality sports pitch.
Using the very best machinery we can mow as often as you require and can alter the cutting height to your precise preference to ensure your turf is impeccably presented. We offer grass cutting services on an ad-hoc basis or as part of our maintenance contracts which can be adapted to accommodate changing weather.
Chappelow Sports Turf provides a spraying service to help natural turf surfaces remain weed and disease free – keeping them in the best possible playing condition throughout the season. Our professionally trained and qualified staff adhere to strict legislation when carry out spraying services, which include.
- Selective and total weed control
- Pest and disease control
- Fertiliser application
- Iron application