Batchwood Bowls Club Green Construction

October 2011

Fineturf have recently completed the re-construction of a bowling green at Batchwood Bowls Club for St Albans Council. The sports facility which provides leisure services for the local community including golf, tennis and bowls was sadly, heavily damaged in a fire.

Firstly, the damaged turf was removed together with the thatch and slime layers. The result of this was a clean topsoil layer which would provide the base for the rest of the re-construction. This layer was then cultivated and precision laser graded.

Following this, 40 tons of sports sand was spread onto the surface using a Dakota Turf Tender. This sand was ameliorated into the cultivated topsoil layer. The surface was laser graded for a second time and final ground preparation was completed using hand rakes.

A 6:5:18 pre turf fertiliser was applied and the surface laid with greens turf 70% Fescue, 30% Bent grown on a sandy field soil.

During the project new county concrete channels were installed along with a slabbed perimeter walkway.