5 Best Practices for Synthetic Turf Infill Top Off
One of the benefits of a synthetic turf field is the increase in activity it can sustain. With the additional action, there are regular maintenance practices needed to ensure your field looks and performs its best. A field has areas we refer to as “high-traffic.” These are spots include penalty kicks, corner kicks – any location that sees consistent and repetitive exercises. These activities can cause infill to displace from the area and need to be refilled on a regular basis. If infill gets too low and displacement continues to occur, it can cause degradation on the fibers and lead to the need for patching the spots.
5 best practices for keeping high-traffic areas properly filled:
- Keep an inventory of rubber where coaches, athletes, or other staff members can access.
- Refill the spots as frequently as possible, particularly after back-to-back practices or games.
- Bring a 5-gallon bucket of rubber with you while conducting regular grooming.
- Pour a handful or two of rubber on the area (depending on how low the infill is).
- By hand, work the rubber into the fibers.
To replenish your rubber inventory, contact our Motz365 team of Turf Care Experts and inquire today!