1.1 This guide covers techniques that are appropriate for the construction of native-soil rootzones for athletic fields. This guide is also applicable to soils which are not native to the site but are natural (non-sand) imported soils. This guide provides guidance for the selection of soil materials, amendments, and methods for use in constructing these types of athletic field rootzones. Soils having a texture of Sandy Loam or coarser should be utilized for soil-based rootzone construction. Soils which are finer textured may be employed for rootzone construction but should be sand-modified. Sand-modified rootzone constructions are not addressed by this standard.
Keywordsturf soil sand turfgrass slope drainage rootzone
No standards (and few guidance publications) are found in the industry for soil-based athletic fields. We hope that this standard provides guidance for constructing field with soil/native-soil type constructions.
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