How often do I need to brush a sand-filled synthetic pitch?

A: A lot of people still make the mistake of thinking synthetics are low maintenance. They are not. If your sand-filled carpet is played regularly it should be brushed every day. But it's not just a case of running a low-weight vehicle up and down the length of the pitch with a dragmat or brush trailing behind.

To get the most out of the carpet, and to ensure that it has as long a life as possible, it should be worked in the direction of the seams. This will lessen the chances of damaging and opening the seams. Most carpets are laid width-ways across the pitch, so you should be prepared for a lot of "headland turning".

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