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Cricket Outfield
« on: April 06, 2016, 03:25:33 PM »

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I have been looking at our outfield last weekend, it appears that there is more moss than grass in certain areas of the outfield.

I do not remember this in previous seasons... are there any keen groundsman on where that can advise the best course of action to get grass growing rather than moss!

Thanks.
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 03:35:18 PM »

mate this is what our ground looks like 3 weeks before our first home game, groundsman still on holiday i think



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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 03:41:03 PM »

That looks like Dry Grass Cuttings...


We have a Husky which we would put on a high setting and would suck all that up.

Our Groundsman is in Aus Still!
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 03:48:55 PM »

Here's ours as of about a month ago, might take stroll around before nets tomorrow now I get there when it's still kind of light

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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 03:51:31 PM »

Here's ours as of about a month ago, might take stroll around before nets tomorrow now I get there when it's still kind of light

That is a lovely Carpet!

looks quite alot like the Sussex outfield atm from that picture.
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 03:52:17 PM »

looks nice mate, alot better condition than ours
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 03:53:37 PM »

That looks like Dry Grass Cuttings...


We have a Husky which we would put on a high setting and would suck all that up.

Our Groundsman is in Aus Still!

yea i think it is, skipper asked some lads to come down and help clean up but only 3 turned up
still a lot of work to do
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 03:56:26 PM »

yea i think it is, skipper asked some lads to come down and help clean up but only 3 turned up
still a lot of work to do

Always is, and its always the same people that help-out (then eventually not turn up as its them all the time).

I tend to book a day off in the week when the sun comes out and spend all day at the club doing ground work. Which i have to say is extremely enjoyable! unfortunately there are not many jobs for that!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 04:04:34 PM »

Always is, and its always the same people that help-out (then eventually not turn up as its them all the time).

I tend to book a day off in the week when the sun comes out and spend all day at the club doing ground work. Which i have to say is extremely enjoyable! unfortunately there are not many jobs for that!

true say, always the same people, me too mate i enjoy being at the club doing some ground work, also good to learn a few new things.. our groundsman better hurry up and come back though, need tje groumd looking spic and span for the first game lol
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 04:59:55 PM »

Matt,

is the grass alive or dead? Black or green?

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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2016, 09:11:58 PM »

Supposed to start next Saturday....no chance!


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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 09:34:17 PM »

Hi everyone,

Could see this topic anywhere, move if one is found.

I have been looking at our outfield last weekend, it appears that there is more moss than grass in certain areas of the outfield.

I do not remember this in previous seasons... are there any keen groundsman on where that can advise the best course of action to get grass growing rather than moss!

Thanks.

the best treatment will be some a mixture of iron to kill the moss and fertiliser to bring on the grass that is already there. it would be even better if you were able to scarify the outfield after to take up a lot of the dead moss
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2016, 08:42:04 AM »

Matt,

is the grass alive or dead? Black or green?

Well, honestly i can't see any grass in certain areas, looks like moss, a greeny bown colour (nice to walk on). But unsure where its come from...would assume that our groundsman would have sorted this out previously as and when he goes up.

the best treatment will be some a mixture of iron to kill the moss and fertiliser to bring on the grass that is already there. it would be even better if you were able to scarify the outfield after to take up a lot of the dead moss

Ok i will pass the onto our groundsman 'the mad proffesor' and see if he has some stock hiding in the garage for me to use at the weekend. Thanks
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2016, 08:49:16 AM »

I was told lawn sand is very effective.
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Re: Cricket Outfield
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2016, 09:20:12 AM »

I was told lawn sand is very effective.

thanks @uknsaunders , found this link.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=422  says to use MO Bacter Organic Lawn Fertiliser... ;)
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