Fall Summary: Bermudagrass Performance Test

Summary of Fall Results of Maryland SoccerPlex Bermudagrass Performance Test

SoccerPlex Grounds & Environment

Welcome to 2014! SoccerPlex Grounds & Envrionmental Management is updating you on the fall results of the Bermuda Performance Test taking place on Fields 14 & 17.  Announcement: Bermudagrass Performance Test gives a few more details.

SoccerPlex Fields 14 & 17 were re-constructed from their native soil/ heavy clay base into sand soil rootzones in August, 2013.  The sand rootzone allows the fields to never close during rain and to sustain more use from matches, trainings, events, etc.  Late summer heat during the field installation and heavy traffic being put on the fields only 6 days after installation made bermudagrass the grass of choice for the fields.

The challenging question to answer was which variety of bermudagrass fit the challenge of high traffic fields to be maintained at a professional quality?  Four varieties of bermudagrass are viable for heavy traffic and cold winters in the Washington, DC region; Patriot…

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