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Commercial Services

Commercial Turf Services

Commercial Services

We offer an extensive range of commercial services from land preparation all the way through to large scale renovations.

Big and small

Our commercial services are flexible and can cater for both big and small projects.

Fully equipped

With equipment for every job, locally grown turf and years of experience we've got you covered.

Tailored services

We can assess your turf requirements and provide the right renovation solution.

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Tell us about your project requirements and our experienced renovations manager will be in touch with more information.

  • Sand Insertion

    Sand Insertion

    Sand insertion is our unique process of dramatically improving surface water drainage on sports grounds in winter. Years of built up organic matter (from lawn clippings) in the upper 100mm of the soil profile (commonly called the ‘Mat Layer’) cause water to perch on the surface making the surface unplayable and vulnerable to excessive wear and tear.

    We overcome this problem by placing bands of drainage sand 20mm thick spaced 270mm apart. We find that by making the bands of sand 150mm deep we can create a successful passage for water to flow off the grass surface and drain away through the natural sandy soil below.

    FAQ's

    • How much can you do in one day?

      We can insert up to 2 hectare a day.

    • 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.

    • Where can I look at some ovals you've already sand inserted?

      Queens Park Reserve Queens Park and Yokine Reserve Alexander Drive Yokine.

  • Compost Insertion

    Compost Insertion

    Scientific research has shown Sting Nematodes are most destructive to turf grown on sandy soil with low organic matter and clay content.

    Our revolutionary process inserts compost amended with clay in 20mm slots, 150mm deep into the soil only 270mm apart (equating to 110m3 per hectare).

    These slots create a 'safe haven' for turf roots to grow down.

    Brown Park: A Success Story

    Contaminated with Sting Nematodes since construction over 4 years ago.

    The turf deteriorated to the point sporting fixtures had to be cancelled. Lovegrove Turf Services inserted compost at the rate of 110m³ per hectare on March 2012.

    Shire of Mundaring and park users are most impressed with the recovery of the oval despite a Sting Nematode population.

    FAQ's

    • How many insertions are required per year?

      Generally one insertion will be sufficient if the compost is amended with clay and fertiliser. Due to the high cat- ion exchange capacity of organic matter and clay, enough fertiliser can be incorporated to last all year without fear of leaching.

    • Can I supply my own special blend?

      Absolutely, as long as the product is screened and partially dry. We can also customise a compost blend to meet your requirements.

    • How long before the oval can be used after insertion?

      For junior sports we recommend 2 weeks, however for senior sports the oval should be given 4 weeks rest.

    • Is the process beneficial for ovals not contaminated with Sting Nematode?

      Very much so, compost and clay slowly releases nutrients that dramatically increase the microbial activity in the soil. We calculate the compost clay amendment can hold 5 times as much water and 50 times as many nutrients as the sand around it.

    • Is it worth adding clay to the compost?

      Most definitely, Perth’s sandy soils have virtually no clay, studies show Sting Nematode cannot tolerate 20% or more clay.

    • I’ve had some good results top-dressing with compost, why should I insert it as well?

      Top-dressing only benefits surface roots; you need to establish deep mature roots. Nematodes cause less harm to thick mature roots. During summer heat waves, shallow root systems are unable to supply enough water to meet the demands of turf.

  • Vertimowing

    Vertimowing

    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
  • Top Dressing

    Top Dressing

    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.

  • Overseeding

    Overseeding Ryegrass

    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.

  • Coring

    Coring

    • 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
  • Fertilising
    Lovegrove Turf Fertilising

    Fertilising

    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
    Lovegrove Turf Fieldtopmkaing WACA

    Fieldtopmaking

    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.

  • Mowing
    Lovegrove Turf Mowing

    Mowing

    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.

  • Oval Construction
    Lovegrove Turf Oval Construction

    Oval Construction

    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
  • Rock Picking

    Rock Picking

    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

    Root Pruning

    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.

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