Final piece of turf laid at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Yorkshire

Yorkshire-based Lindum Turf has laid the final piece of turf at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, marking the end of six months of work to install new drainage and irrigation systems at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Headingley Carnegieís new "hallowed turf" is specially designed reinforced mature turf grown in the Vale of York.  Lindum Lokturf, which was used to turf the 15,000sq m ground, is grown by seeding hardwearing grass varieties into a polypropylene fibre reinforced rootzone to produce tough, wear-resistant turf with an extensive root system.

The turf laid at Headingley Carnegie is 40mm thick and will be ready to play on time for the players to practise ahead of the 2009 cricket season before the first competitive home fixture against Sussex in the Friends Provident Trophy on 26 April.

The work at Headingley Carnegie has involved stripping off the topsoil and regrading the ground, improving the drainage and installing an irrigation system and then replacing the topsoil ready for turfing.

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