pitch maintenance in most weather
Whatever the weather, maintenance should be carefully considered, for example, when snow is on the ground or in dry or wet conditions. If you’re unsure what to do, contact SIS Pitches for advice.
In general to maintain synthetic turf pitches, the fibres need brushing, the infill needs to be decompacted and the surface needs to be kept clean. In comparison, maintaining hybrid and natural turf pitches entails a similar process, however due to each site’s specific needs please contact SIS Pitches for more information.
Sports Pitch maintenance to suit your needs
There are two types of grass pitch maintenance. Routine turf maintenance which is carried out by the sports club and involves keeping the pitch clean, and sweeping regularly so that the pitch fibres are upright and the infill is regulated. The second is specialist maintenance which includes decompaction and more vigorous cleaning.
Whether we provide training for your pitch care, or provide a full sports pitch maintenance package, our expert team will make sure your pitch plays to its best level.
Your dedicated turf maintenance company
At SIS Pitches, we have our own pitch maintenance company, SISPlus, which ensure our pitches are maintained to the highest standards, supported by our high levels of customer service. We offer a full sports surface maintenance package, with specialist equipment and experienced operatives.
As a general rule we recommend that our pitches are brushed once or twice a week subject to the level of use. High wear areas such as penalty spots, goal areas and entrances may require more attention including checking and topping up infill levels. Our specialist team will treat heavily-used areas – penalty spots, goal lines and entrance areas from the changing rooms onto the pitch.
We use specialist equipment to test the ball roll and bounce, to ensure that the pitch meets the required standard.
After thoroughly researching all the maintenance machinery used in the industry, we have invested heavily in our new range of sports pitch maintenance equipment and can now offer decompaction and cleaning operations using the very best equipment available:
- Extreme Clean
This machine uses stiff rotating circular brushes to decompact the infill and is ideal for pitches where the infill has compacted and the pitch has become hard.
This cleaning machine combines rotating brushes, oscillating sieves and a vacuum to filter infill material. The larger contaminants are collected in the bins at the rear of the machine and any finer particles are collected in the vacuum bag.
- Speed brush
The Speed brush has 2 rotating brushes which are ideal for redistributing infill and maintaining an upright pile.