How to Groom a Synthetic Turf Soccer Field
Synthetic turf soccer fields are built to withstand hundreds of hours of activity. With the increased action your field sees, especially during the peak season, it is imperative for the surface to have proper maintenance practices conducted. The most important habit you will need to implement is regular grooming of your field.
We often get asked how frequently grooming needs to be conducted. Our recommendation is that your synthetic turf field should be groomed once for every 40 hours of activity. During peak soccer seasons, typically spring through fall, your field will usually need to be groomed about every two weeks.
What does grooming entail? Below are some best practices for regular synthetic turf field upkeep:
- brushing the fibers
- keeping infill levels adequate in high-traffic areas (think: corner kicks, penalty kick spots, midfield, goal areas, etc.)
- removing trash and other debris
- alerting your turf provider to any repairs needed
- ensuring that harmful activities stay off of the surface
- groom using a consistent pattern to avoid damaging your fibers
Looking for an in-depth play-by-play on how to properly groom a synthetic turf soccer field? Complete the form below to receive a downloadable guide showcasing high-traffic areas and proper grooming patterns.