Preparing your cool-season sports fields for a successful spring season
If your fall sports season is moving to spring, properly preparing your field in the fall will give your turfgrass the best chance to be ready for play in the spring. Developing and implementing a plan to combat extreme winter weather conditions will not only help your natural grass fields survive, but will also jumpstart spring growth and result in overall healthier turfgrass throughout the year. By beginning your winter preparation at the end of the summer and continuing it throughout the fall, you will be on your way to managing an even better field next year. The success of your field is largely dependent on how your field overwinters. STMA is providing tips that will help you put your field to bed for the winter and successfully wake up in the spring.