Job Done - Football pitch maintenance at Griffin Park in west London

Project: Aerating and treating football pitch

Client: Brentford FC

Contractor: Speedcut Contractors

Speedcut Contractors was contracted to aerate and treat Brentford FC's pitch at Griffin Park in November last year, shortly before snow brought pitch activity to a halt for almost two weeks.

The firm used its new Gwazae deep-probe system to inject the soil with compressed air and improvement treatments of calcium, humic acid, a wetting agent and an oxygen-generating soil stimulant. Using the new equipment incorporating soil improvement products, Speedcut spent eight hours carrying out the work.

Head groundsman at the club Phil Fifield said the pitch condition was remarkably improved and despite a prolonged period under snow the grass was far healthier than expected.

Speedcut contracts manager Barry Pace said the results were encouraging: "We know the air blast alone dramatically improves the soil's ability to drain and breathe but the ability to incorporate products to target specific problems allows us to enhance water and air movement and soil structure."


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