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Author(s):Lawson, C. Leroy Jr.
Author Affiliation:Territory Sales Manager, Sports Construction Management Inc.
Title:Meeting the needs with synthetic turf
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 7, No. 3, May/June 2007, p. 14, 17-18.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial turf; Contract services; Conversion; Decision-making; Maintenance intensity; Sports turf construction
Abstract/Contents:Discusses synthetic turf maintenance, suggesting reasons for the pervasiveness of synthetic turf across the United States: "the ability to maximize field usage, the perceived and often real need for fewer maintenance inputs, and the fact that synthetic fields are an alternative to natural grass fields where drought and water restrictions are prevalent." Highlights field attributes that might be important to consider when deciding whether to convert a field from natural to synthetic turf. Advises that "base construction is the most integral part of the process." Emphasizes the potential importance of hiring a qualified base contractor to ensuring "a quality finished product." Summarizes the process of converting to synthetic turf in seven steps: determining needs; choosing a site; choosing a synthetic turf company; hiring a base contractor; building the field; allowing play to take place; and maintaining the field accordingly.
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Lawson, C. L. Jr. 2007. Meeting the needs with synthetic turf. Update [New Jersey]. 7(3):p. 14, 17-18.
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