The Hutt Valley Waimarie Croquet Club held its top tournament of the season at the end of March on new courts built by Mexteds, with the winner declaring the courts the best in the Wellington region.
Transforming a disused bowling club into the new croquet lawns, Mexteds installed a full primary drainage system and 2,500 metres of secondary sandslit drains. We also designed and installed a powerful irrigation system, laying the lines with a mole plow for convenience and speed. After spreading topsoil and achieving the finished grades we sowed a blend of brown top and chewing's fescue, and managed the grow-in over the last few months.
Club chairman Kevin Fellows said "A very big thank you for all your work in creating fine croquet courts for the club. Your efforts over many months, along with the double mowings and closer cutting in the final week, combined to produce courts of excellent flatness, uniformity, and sufficient speed for high level tournament play. "