from Sports Turf Magazine, a trade industry journal…

“Traffic is one of the dominant stresses that all actively used sports fields face. Traffic leads to soil compaction that eventually results in a loss of vegetative coverage on primary play surfaces, and unsafe play conditions. Ideally, all maintenance programs are designed to maintain turfgrass quality and coverage after establishment, but more often is the case that turfgrass quality declines as the play seasons progress.”

Read more here.

The research presented focuses on Kentucky bluegrass. Compost topdressing fights compaction, the biggest enemy of planted soils. Naturcycle has a number of topdressing composts throughout New York State for use on your projects.