Soil compaction, it's the same problem for golf courses, soccer fields or your backyard. Compacted soil is literally too hard for grass roots to become established and flourish. Relieving soil compaction will grow healthier roots.
No magic potions for golf courses and sports fields. Grounds crews improve drainage and relieve compaction with aeration and calcined clay chips, a.k.a "field conditioner". PrimeraOne® Field Conditioner added to your soil annually, will gradually improve soil texture and improve drainage in the heaviest clay.
Deep penetrating grass roots find more water during extended drought than shallow roots in compacted soils. Build a better growing environment for grass roots. When added after core aeration, PrimeraFC works like tiny sponges to soak up and release moisture providing a pathway for oxygen and fertilizer to grass roots. With routine core aeration and an annual application your lawn will develop maximum grass root growth.
Lawn repair! Lawns turned to brown mush by dogs and kids running on waterlogged back yard soils can get a little first aid using PrimeraFC. Apply PrimeraFC to help stabilize the muddy bare areas. Seed with a fast starting field mix like Stadium Special or Estate Mix. Then apply Golf Course Starter (small lawns) or Renovator (large lawns) at planting and again in four weeks. Heavy traffic grass areas, whether backyards or football fields, need to grow vigourously to stand up to wear and tear.
Winter traction! PrimeraFC performs very well as traction on icy sidewalks, driveways, and porches. A natural calcined clay chip will not make a mess and is safe for pets and concrete as well as beneficial to the soil. PrimeraOne® field conditioner can be mixed with ice melter in the spreader and broadcast over icy areas. Caution: Many ice melters can be harmful to concrete, always read the label.
Save the Game! On sports fields, the secret weapon in the battle against mud and rain outs is PrimeraOne® field conditioner. The fine porous chips of PrimeraFC are used by professional baseball teams for infields and are tilled into the soil of grassed areas as well. Sports fields prepared with these porous ceramics will absorb moisture and be ready to play when other fields are closed for days. On football and soccer fields, wet bare spots develop at midfield and around the goal lines. In such wear areas these field conditioners will reduce soil compaction, promote drainage and encourage root development. Parents and coaches trying to upgrade a tired public field or save a rain threatened game schedule can use the same versatile products.
Save the Picnic! Overnight rain can disrupt more than just a baseball game. In the spring, picnics, graduation parties, wedding receptions all move outdoors. Even after the rain stops, muddy ground can put a damper on these events. To get rid of muddy spots and dry out walking paths, spread the PrimeraFC over soggy ground. It will absorb moisture, dry out the soil and give guests a clean firm footing to walk on. Best of all when the party is over just broom it into the turf with a leaf rake and you are done. It is a benefit to the grass, soil and any garden plant.
Save the Seed! When used over new grass seed, PrimeraFC will hold moisture and speed seed germination. Unlike garden topsoil, the ceramic medium is weed free and will not contaminate new seed with soil born weeds.
Save the Carpet! Use on high traffic play areas round the dog run, yard or patio. It provides a clean firm footing and will reduce muddy foot prints onto indoor carpet. On public lawns and muddy courtyards it reduces lawn wear and tracking into polished indoor surfaces. Moms and janitors come to love this stuff rain or no rain.
Save the Garden! Healthy roots for flowers and plants need a balance of air and water. In wet compacted soils plant roots drowned and rot from too much moisture. Water logged planting beds, large containers and low spots in the garden will all benefit from these same athletic field products. Porous well drained soil is the name of the game, whether at Kauffman Stadium or your own back yard.