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Soccer & Futebol
Soccer fields are
basically handled in the same maintenance and grass selection
manner as football fields. Soccer does require a
more uniform turf surface (smooth) without damage that can make
a ball bounce off its "true course". Ball response is also
important in Soccer, Lacrosse and Hockey requiring generally low
Heights are suggested
to be between 3/4 and 1.5 inches for best usage and to keep fast
ball speeds. Drainge construction is also important in
Soccer field designs. Wear areas near goals require more
attention by the turf manage and also Soccer fields are generally
mowed more frequently (3-4 times / week) than football to maintain
the faster (lower mowed) turf desired.
Bermudagrass is the DOMINATE choice for Soccer due to Bermuda's
excellent turf quality and the ability to be mowed low for faster
Athletic usage speeds.
In the transitional zone Tall Fescues and Bermudas are both used.
There really is NOT a perfect choice for this area. Most Tall
Fescue varieties requires a 2" height for adequate maintenance and
thus lower mowing heights such as are desirable in Soccer are harder
to obtain. Also Tall Fescue is a bunch type requiring high
rates of re-seeding to avoid and repair any damaged areas.
Newer varieties called "dwarf" types are preferable because they can
be mowed lower.
Bermudagrasses are impacted by their off color during winter
dormancy and the higher risk of plant loss due to winter kill from
low temperatures. Bermudagrass fields must also be overseeded
each fall with Ryegrasses (during a break in schedule) to avoid
playing on dormant / brown fields in the fall. Additional
re-seeding of ryegrass as the season progresses is usually required.
Kentucky Bluegrass is also used in the more NORTHERN parts of the
transitional zone. Maintenance is usually around 1-2 inches
with 2 inches preferable. It does have one big benefit and
that is that the rhizomes repair damaged turf over time without
re-seeding and can be mowed lower without problems.
Here in this area Kentucky Bluegrass is the DOMINATE choice.
Its aggressive growth and recuperative abilities (rhizomes) make it
the # 1 choice. It is also considered a safer playing surface
because of the cushioning effects of its thatch layer.
Bluegrass is though slow to fully establish, taking generally
1 year to mature. You can generally seed in spring with use
beginning in the fall. Perennial Ryegrass is often added
to mixtures of Bluegrass for field use, especially for fast repair
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