With close to two decades working in the turf management industry, Turfcare and Hire are proud to showcase some of the newest industry tools and machinery. We can work with you to tailor a specific turf maintenance schedule, depending on your budget and the needs of your grounds.
When it comes to commercial and sports turf maintenance, the team at Turfcare and Hire leads the way, using biological fertilisers and premium-quality turf products. Our qualified staff pride themselves on being innovative and operating with the latest technology, ensuring you get the most out of your turf.
We have worked on sports turf maintenance projects for Geelong’s International Baseball Precinct and sports ovals throughout Melbourne, Geelong and the Surf Coast, as well as commercial grass maintenance for schools and councils.
Sports turf maintenance
At Turfcare and Hire we have the cutting-edge technology for efficient and cost-effective sports turf management, including:
Our cylinder mower rolls the grass as it cuts, providing a smooth finish and cutting couch grass down to 7-8 mm and up to 15 mm, producing less waste. Cylinder mowing reduces the need for cutting down to once per fortnight. This type of mowing is ideal for ball sports grounds and cricket wickets, allowing the ball to roll more evenly. See our cylinder mower make fast work of turf management for Deakin University’s Elite Sporting Complex.
Our outfront mowers have the ability to cut long grass quickly, between 45 minutes and one hour for a standard oval. The outfront mowers’ wings fold in, creating a smaller surface for those hard-to-reach areas, and getting through gates and around trees.
Top-dressing is an annual requirement for reserves and ovals to ensure the surface is level. We can apply any type of soil or sand to suit your needs and budget.
Turf scarifying removes the thatch in couch variety grasses, reducing thickness and making the ground smoother and more even. Our Turf Vacuum removes excess grass clippings or sand from the surface and can also remove debris or rubbish from the oval.
Scarifying cricket wickets
Often part of a wicket reconstruction, scarifying reinvigorates a natural cricket pitch after being covered for footy season. This is an important process when you make the transition from footy to cricket season, removing thatch from the wicket and allowing the cricket ball to bounce better and straighter.
Commercial turf maintenance
We work with local councils and private organisations, providing commercial turf management programs and machinery, including:
Metrac mowing (slopes mowing)
Our Metrac mower is a specialty mower designed to work on extreme hillsides, slopes and embankments of up to 40 degrees, such as Eastern Beach Hill.
Toro Spray Unit
A specialised spray unit that gets the job done quickly with minimal chemical waste, built specifically for use on turf the Toro Spray Unit can spray ovals in preparation for works or spray selective herbicides to remove weeds. This unit is ideal for roadside spraying or removing winter grasses or weeds from ovals.
Turf oversowing is important to thicken and enhance existing grass cover. Our Seeder box creates dimples on the surface for the seed to fall into, ensuring a stronger seed strike rate.
The Earthquake is designed to slice the ground surface to a minimum cut depth of more than 17mm or seven inches, allowing nutrients to better penetrate the soil and improving drainage. This is ideal for rejuvenating heavy-wear areas by relieving soil compaction, improving aeration and removing surface water.
Our Toro Pro-Core quickly and efficiently punches holes in the surface using a 50mm x 50mm pattern, offering more holes per sq metre than other method. This allows water, seed and nutrients to more easily penetrate deeper into the soil. Turfcare and Hire offers a choice of hollow or solid tynes depending on the surface requirements or your preference.
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