Keeping your turf in shape is no problem with Mexteds full range of maintenance and renovation services.
Topdressing - Ecodresser
When a sports surface has become compacted or uneven, our Ecodresser topdressing equipment offers a very cost effective and efficient solution.
Ecodressing improves the quality of playing surfaces for sports fields, racecourses, golf courses, fields and parks, without disturbing grass growth.
As the 'eco' name suggests, there is no need to import costly topsoil. Instead this equipment harvests and recycles surface soil, while leaving the turf intact. Stones are screened out before the soil is relayed to create a level, well aerated surface, creating excellent conditions for re-grassing.
The Ecodresser can be used prior to re-sowing, undersowing, dimple seeding or broadcasting. For best results, it is used when soil conditions are soft, such as in spring and autumn.
The Ecodresser is a useful option for carrying recycled soil to low areas, such as goal mouths, before dropping and spreading it.
Direct drilling, oversowing and fertilising
Come spring, undersowing and grassing is a seasonal job for Mexteds in many parks and sports fields, using both direct-drilling and oversowing options.
We have modified our turf drill for New Zealand conditions, and undersow both sand and soil-based sports fields, golf courses, race courses and any sports, leisure and amenity grounds.
And to give grasses a boost, Mexteds caters for all field fertilising needs, with quick, even coverage, using our Vibrax spreader.
De-thatching - Sweeping and verticutting
Mexteds can offer clients advice on a regime to stop turf deterioration due to excessive build up of the thatch layer. The frequency of de-thatching will depend on the turf type and strength, as well as the fertiliser and irrigation systems being used.
Verticutting and sweeping is ideal for the removal of thatch build up on both sand carpet and soil-based fields. Verticutting is also used for pre-season thatch removal and multi-directional grooving of wicket blocks prior to renovating.
The blades of the Nicholson de-thatcher reach vertically into the turf to cut through lateral stems, while the debris is swept into the catcher for disposal.