A properly maintained synthetic turf field can last upwards of 12 years. Specialized tools and knowledge are needed for turf maintenance. That is why it is best to invest in expert maintenance. Not only can managing a maintenance program be challenging, but it requires that you have the available time and professionally trained staff to keep your turf looking and performing at its best.
A maintenance program consists of regular everyday routine maintenance, semi-annual and annual comprehensive maintenance. A maintenance person should walk the field daily and conduct more detailed inspections according to your field builder’s recommended schedule. To avoid permanent
damage to your synthetic turf or safety hazards, check regularly for and address critical items. Along with conducting inspections and making minor repairs, routine maintenance also considers keeping the playing surface clean, maintaining infill levels, and grooming the surface. Regular brushing is an important function that must not be overlooked or neglected. Brushing helps to maintain uniform infill levels, keep the grass fibers upright, remove debris, and improve the field appearance.
Over time, comprehensive maintenance should be expected. In these situations, you certainly want to consult your builder before moving forward because more than likely, you will need special equipment. It is important to prepare for special circumstances that might affect your synthetic turf. If you know your region is prone to certain circumstances you may need to complete specialty maintenance, as needed. Environmental changes such as heavy rain, snow, ice, lightning, and static electricity can all be combated with ongoing maintenance. Ensuring these events are taken care of in a timely matter promotes long-lasting artificial turf grass.
A field owner needs to understand that certain activities, usage, and other circumstances may impact the field quality, wear and tear, appearance, warranty, and performance of a synthetic turf field. If any doubt exists, the field builder should be consulted. Whether you are looking for a pre-season kick start (30 or 60 days), semi-annual, or permanent maintenance program, let the experts at SCG deliver results that will make your organization proud.