After levelling the ground and building up layers of drainage and loam we have now cemented in place post holders and inserted the posts to hold the net for the cricket nets. These nets have been designed to be quickly and easily installed and dismantled by one person.
We were invited to spend the day observing and helping the end of season pitch renovations out at Northampton Town FC. Head groundsman Paul Knowles had arranged for the grass to be taken up in order to remove unwanted grass varieties such as annual meadow grass which have built up over the season. A layer […]
Late April and early May are busy times for us with the finalisation of cricket squares and the preparation of cricket pitches ready for early summer play.Below is a pitch in two stages of a seven day preparation routine. The first photo shows the pitch with its winter marking pegs still in place. At this […]
A bit of grass disease diagnosis. Looks like red thread.Red thread is a fungal diseases usually found when the turf does not contain enough nitrogen. It is usually easily treated with a good quality nitrogen based fertiliser.
The days are still short and we’re still seeing frosts but it’s time to start preparing cricket squares for the fast approaching season.The photos below show the various preparation stages over several week. First the grass is cut with a rotary mower to bring it down to a manageable level, next the winter fencing is […]
Today we are leveling off the ground and prepare to lay a practise cricket pitch. We’ll be digging out around 8 inches to add some drainage as this location is prone to water logging. In the coming weeks well build up the layers of the pitch finishing with around 100mm of loam on light, free-draining […]
Tonight we are helping out Paul Knowles and Greenbay Grounds Maintenance at Northampton Town Football club. We’re getting the ground ready and tending the pitch at half time and after the game.
It’s that time of year again, the cricket season has just ended and we need to get cracking with our renovations in order for the grass to take while the ground is still warm enough.We’re taking quite a lot off this square because it has been reported that there has been a lot of variable […]