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Topsoil for Athletic Fields and Golf Courses

Using topsoil for golf courses and athletic fields is not the same as using it for a garden, as the ground has to be much firmer than in your garden. However, the field also has to have lots of nutrients, as that is what will help the grass to grow. In fact, the ground needs to resist erosion or reshaping over time, but it needs to be fertile. This is a hard combination to achieve, which is why there are many kinds of topsoil you can use.

What are the different types of topsoil to use?

There is basic landscaping loam, which is sort of like dirty sand. It is very easy to use, and it is designed to last a long time. It contains plenty of humus and nutrients to promote the healthy growth of grass for athletic fields and golf courses. It is usually screened down to a very fine consistency, making it easy to use.

Some contractors like to use a sandy mix of loam when very fine topsoil is needed. It fills out small inconsistencies in fields and courses, is not too costly and won’t reduce the quality of the topsoil on your fields.

Sterilized loam is rich soil that has been fertilized by animals, after which bacterial and other harmful organisms are removed from the soil. It is useful for plant growth around water hazards on a golf course.

The variety of loam and topsoil make it possible for landscapers to create golf courses and athletic fields.

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