Fineturf specialise in cricket wicket construction and renovation and outfield construction and maintenance projects.

Cricket Wicket Renovation

Fineturf have extensive knowledge in the construction methodology of a successful cricket square. End of season renovation is essential in restoring a worn wicket and should be timed correctly to ensure its playability for the following season.

A renovation would typically involve the following:

  • Surface removal – level playing surface, remove annual meadow grass, weaker/older ryegrass plants and thatch and plane saddled ends
  • Graden – deep scarification for root pruning and lateral growth
  • Loam application
  • Seed application
  • Drag matting / luting – loam and seed are dragged evenly to ensure final levels are true
  • Deep tine aeration – relieve compaction, encourage new root growth and improve surface drainage