This section concerns domestic lawns specifically, landscape architect or landscape contractors looking for detail of sowing grass seed over larger commercial areas should refer to our section, specification for the seeding operation.
Grass plants require ease of access to hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. This is facilitated by good soil structure with a high proportion of macro pores which allow adequate gas exchange and movement of soil and water which are essential for root respiration and photosynthesis.
While racecourses may not receive prolonged and intensive wear throughout the year, it is significant to note that the action of the horses galloping can exert extreme downward force, especially in the landing area of fences.
The amount of wear imposed on grasses used in both football and rugby pitches can be extreme. And with playing seasons often extended due to inclement weather conditions, the off-season window – during which reparative works can be carried out – is often very short.