refers to the application of an even amount of water over
the playing surface to assist in promoting and maintaining
healthy turf cover. In general, underground pipes are laid
and connected to either mains supply or a suitable pumping
unit. Sprinklers are generally pop up, in ground units with
automatic controllers to set the start and finish times of
the watering cycle. A Sportsgrass analysis will determine
the best irrigation system for the proposed surface –
|in some areas low volume, low pressure drip line systems may
be used and some sites may be suitable for using recycled
Sportsgrass have the machinery and equipment, and experienced
turf irrigation specialists able to design and install efficient
watering systems either during the construction phase of the
project – or even installed after turf establishment
in many cases.
is it required?
• To maintain adequate moisture over dry summer periods.
• To keep turf plants alive during times of heat/drought
• To assist in relieving ground hardness.
• To maintain root strength and prevent erosion and
scuffing of the playing surface.
• To keep the playing surface in optimum condition the
• Application rates should match available water supply.
• Application rates should match surface area and information
from “Space” program.
• Application rates should match soil infiltration rates.
• Application rates should match the requirements of
the playing surface. (Ie/ Golf course V Football oval)
• Technical design parameters. Ie/ Meet figures for
Co-Efficient of Uniformity (Cu) and Distribution Uniformity