A well prepared cricket wicket requires compaction - seemingly detemental to healthy turfgrass health and growth. Compaction squeezes the grass roots and prevents an acive microbial population from helping to grow good turf surfaces. Growing deep rooting grass is vital for holding the pitch together in the UK and Irish climates, with us not having the extended heat of other cricket nations such as India, South Africa and the West Indies, that dries out the clay-based pitches.
Soil Biology agronomists, however, can help by advising correct nutrition that ensures a speedy recovery of the grass between matches. Our biostimulants help the grass to grow deep roots, binding the clay togeter and helping the grass recover.