Fineturf have recently completed the renovation of Hadleigh Bowling Club which was in poor condition and in need of urgent works to become playable.
The existing turf was removed using a Hallmarket big roll harvester and loaded onto a trailer using a Kubota loader tractor. This is a quick and efficient method of removing a natural turf surface where manoeuvrability and access is challenging.
The surface was aerated, to a depth of 4 inches, using a Wiedenmann Terra Spike. Headland Xtend 10:10:10 was applied at 35gm2, a slow release fertiliser that will continue to supply the grass with nutrients for 3 months. Headland Axis was also applied at 100gm2 which will further relieve lower soil compaction and improve drainage.
The concrete channels were raised 4 inches to allow for new rootzone to be imported. 1 inch of rootzone was spread and ameliorated into the topsoil layer using a Blecavator. A further 3 inches of rootzone was tipped and graded out using a Blec Laser Grader that accurately levelled the final surface. As with the majority of our bowling green renovations final ground preparation was carried out using hand rakes. A 6:5:18 quick release fertiliser was applied and the final surface sown using Limagrain MM10 seed, an 80% fescue, 20% bent mixture.