How to use soil for sports fields
How to Create a Sports Field?
There are two ways to create a perfect soccer field. In both of them, adequate drainage must be ensured.
1) One way is to lay a 10cm layer of Soil for Turf then mix it with the first 15-20cm of underlying soil. On top of the mixed layer, place 5cm diameter drainage tubes spaced 5 metres apart from one other. Then apply a 5cm layer of Soil for Turf, over which you lay turf rolls or sow.
2) Another way is to dig 40cm deep trenches into the existing soil at a distance of 5 metres and then lay 5cm-diameter drainage pipes. Fill these trenches with 11-14 mm Red Volcanic Lapilli grains. Then form the surface drainage by digging 30-centimetre furrows one metre apart and across the drainage pipes so they intersect them. Fill the surface drains with more Red Volcanic Lapilli. Finish with a 10cm layer of Soil for Turfs. Sow or install turf rolls.
The Volcanic Lapilli drains and draws the excess water into the drainage pipe and away from the soccer field. The Soil for Turfs, with the addition of a volcanic sand mix, forms the ideal environment for dense rooting.
If you want to restore an existing turf, proceed as indicated for the regeneration of turfs, using our Soil for Turf Regeneration.
Compared to traditional siliceous sands, Agricola 2000’s Soil for Turfs is made up of Blond Peat and Vulcamix, a mixture of volcanic sands with specific properties. Volcanic sands have microporous granules that drain excess water, while at the same time, retaining part of it and making it available over time. Volcanic sands also contain Zeolites that capture nutrients, preventing them from draining away and also making them available to the roots. Another difference with siliceous sand is this: We’ve all walked on sand in the summer and risked burning ourselves. Since volcanic sand has an alveolar structure, it doesn’t burn. This ability to reduce thermal fluctuations is a remarkable advantage for turfs during the hot and cold season.