We offer an extensive range of commercial services from land preparation all the way through to large scale maintenance.
Big and small
Our commercial services are flexible and can cater for both big and small projects.
With equipment for every job, locally grown turf and years of experience we've got you covered.
We can assess your turf requirements and provide the right renovation solution.
- Low impact method of aerating the soil
- LTS capable of 5 hectares per day
- Solid tine up to 25mm
- Hollow tine will remove a 25mm plug
We can fertilise through precision spinner or wagtail spreading. With a wide range of products available to spread including compost, lime, gypsum, granular fertiliser and granular wetting agent.
Fieldtopmaking strips unwanted lawn up to 80mm deep in one pass. It is the only way to remove parramatta grass.
We are capable of stripping and stockpiling one hectare per day. Most commonly used in precision work for cricket pitches and golf courses.
The ulitmate sting nematode treatment/cure. Scientific research has shown sting nematodes are most destructive to turf grown on sand soil with low organic matter and clay component.
Inserting compost amended with clay in 20mm slots, 150mm deep creates a 'safe haven' for turf roots from sting nematodes.
Sand Insertion is our unique process of creating vertical bands of fast draining sand in the soil profile to dramatically improve surface water drainage.
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How big are the bands of sand?
The bands of sand are 25mm thick, 270mm apart and up to 200mm deep.
How much sand is used?
80m3 per hectare
What the best time to insert sand?
Late Spring. Summer and Autumn
Why is it so important to remove surface water?
99% of damage caused by players on an oval occur when the soil is waterlogged as the soil loses its structural integrity.
Why not just hollow tyne core and topdress into the holes?
By the time you pick up the cores and run out the sand most holes have already closed up. Infiltration studies have shown sand insertion can take water infiltration from 3mm an hour to 90mm an hour.
But how much more is it going to cost?
The cost is similar to hollow coring, sweeping, disposal of cores and top dressing with sand.
How soon can we play on the oval after sand insertion?
Immediately for any sport other than horse racing which requires 4 weeks.
Will the oval have uneven lines?
No. After 2 months the lines are barely noticeable as the turf grows over.
Do I still need to top dress?
Not necessarily, however, a light top dress (3mm) will compliment the sand insertion.
How much can you do in one day?
We aim to insert 1 hectare a day.
Where can I look at some ovals you've already sand inserted?
Queens Park Reserve Queens Park and Yokine Reserve Alexander Drive Yokine.
We can cover broadacre up to 40ha per day and reel mowing up to 30ha per day. Low mowing down to 6mm for a perfect finish. Reel sharpening is also available through our workshop.
We are able to offer professional and quality oval construction which includes:
- Bulk earthworks, oval shaping (using GPS guided grader)
- Soil Cleaning with rockpicker
- Soil amendment to meet water, nutrient and drainage requirements using "Soil Lover" Lovegrove Turf's unique organic mineral blend.
- Turf Installation with jumbo or standard rolls up to 4000m2 per day
Overseeding increases wear tolerance in Winter. Our .3 Precision oversowers are capable of 6ha per day and create large 20mm holes to encourage deep rooting rye grass.
Rock picking is essential to clean soil when preparing to construct oval. Our rock picker cleans top 250mm of open soil and collects rocks 35mm - 300mm
We are able to clean 1 hectare a day.
Root Pruning of trees is essential to treat root competition for water supply on ovals and golf courses. During the warmer months where water is scarce dry patches can occur on the edges of grassed areas due to tree roots sucking water down past grass roots. Root Pruning saves water stops root competition.
Our root pruner is able to cut tree roots up to 80mm thick and we are able to prune a golf course in 2 days.
We offer this traditional turf renovation service, designed to dilute organic matter, with our unique spin. Our custom built spreader can topdress sand without leaving hazardous wheel ruts.
Built with a row of 4 large tyres across the back of the chassis our spreader easily carries and gently spreads up to four tonne of sand at a time across the oval surface.
We have a large fleet of vertimowers and sweepers available for oval dethatching from Spring through to Autumn.
- Unique to Lovegrove
- Custom built extra large vertimower Vm3
- We are capable of vertimowing 10 hectares a day
- Capable of sweeping 120m3 of debris per hectare
- Constructed with 3mm blades, 25mm apart