Professional Turf Specialties and Agromin, a provider of organic soil solutions, are joining forces to upgrade Fullerton College’s soccer field, in Fullerton, Calif., with new sod and soil amendments.
“The soccer field is under continuous stress and use, and it has been many years since a full renovation has been performed on the field,” says Mike Wilson, owner of Professional Turf Specialties, which installs and maintains athletic fields and city parks throughout Southern California. “The soil is so compacted and lacking significant levels of organics that we are breaking up the soil down to 8 inches deep and mixing it with soil amendments.”
Wilson is mixing in 120 cubic yards of Agromin’s “Garden Humus” soil amendment, an organic soil product composed of waste collected from Southern California residences and businesses.
The renovation project, already underway, will take two weeks to prep the soil and install new turf. The newly laid sod will be off limits for another eight weeks. With water conservation in mind, Professional Turf Specialties is resetting and fixing the field irrigation and adding new sprinklers so proper water conservation can be established while providing enough water to maintain a healthy field.
This is not the first time that Professional Turf Specialties and Agromin have teamed up to upgrade a field or park. The two renovated the Cabrillo High School football field in Long Beach, Calif., where 180 cubic yards of Garden Humus was used. They also combined their efforts at the Village Green Park in Garden Grove, Calif. Instead of installing sod, Wilson’s company mowed the grass as low as possible, leveled the high and low points, applied seed and covered it with 40 cubic yards of Agromin’s Universal Turf, a lawn topper mix.