Assistant groundsman Kevin Comming, who has been at the club for 15 years, said the pitch started really coming into its own after Limagrain's MM60 was applied. The 100 percent ryegrass winter sports renovation mixture, known for fast germination and high wear tolerance and disease resistance.
"We used to use a different grass seed and we were relatively happy with it to be honest. But Simon Hutton, from Fineturf, who does a lot of work, including our end of season renovations, was full of praise for MM60. He spoke at length about its advantages and the benefits it would bring to us here.
"We gave it a lot of consideration and went to see a few other grounds which had used MM60. Ultimately we liked what we saw and decided to go for it. We can tell the difference and it is clear MM60 is far better than what we were previously using."
"From the word go, the MM60 has a made a big improvement in the grass coverage. The germination is very good and takes between five and eight days. It produces a good colour, it is hard wearing and it has just been brilliant for us."
The club plans to move to new purpose-built grounds with a 15,000 all-seated stadium and new state-of-the-art training complex.