Well here we are in autumn, the last few days the rain has been falling as steadily as the temperature. The beautiful summer we’ve just had will soon be a distant memory as the leaves start to turn, hinting that winters just around the corner.
At this time of year, many artificial sports surfaces tend to see usage drop off as daylight hours shorten and weather conditions worsen, unfortunately, it’s often the case that maintenance drops off at this time of year as well. As the leaves start to fall, leaf clearing should become the number one priority, leaves, under wet conditions, start to decompose almost as soon as they hit the floor, playing sport on the surface or brushing the surface with leaf litter present, simply breaks the leaves up, speeding up decomposition and working the matter down into the surface, once this material is present it will eventually lead to drainage problems and encourage moss and algae to grow.
Leaf Sweeping With The Cleansweep
Leaf collection from many surfaces is not the arduous task that it used to be, machines like the 2 metre wide Cleansweep will clear a tennis court in minutes, are easy enough to use on a daily basis and ideally before play take place, for larger surfaces, powered brushes with collectors, leaf blowers and greensweep machines all have a part to play, A triple Greensweep again can be used on an almost daily basis and will clean a full sized Pitch in around 20 minutes.
Finally, moss and algae are growing at an alarming rate, due to the time of year and current weather conditions, all surfaces that suffer from these problems should be chemically treated Asap. Although the majority of moss killers only have contact action. RBT MAK does appear to offer some residual activity.
Moss and Algae Killer
Speed Sweeping Large Sports Pitches
To sweep large sand dressed and water-based surfaces the Triple Greensweep is king. It is intended to be towed at speed behind a quad bike and will sweep over 5 Metres wide at each pass.
Speed Sweeping Over 5 Metres Wide With The Triple Greensweep
To see this in action see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MszIXoaFGls
To book a UK demonstration call 0121 747 9255, or email firstname.lastname@example.org