Parks and Sports Fields Go Organic
Turf areas in the Town’s sports fields have shifted to the use of organic fertilizers to keep the fields green.
In 2013, the organic fertilizing program began with soil testing of the sports field sites. The samples were analyzed, which resulted in a recommendation as to what was needed at each site in order to produce optimal soil conditions for the turf to thrive in.
These organic treatments release nutrients which help break down and improve the soil, while reducing erosion and compaction over time. This allows the soil to hold the moisture and nutrients, which promotes turf growth.
Additionally, as the organic fertilizing program has gone on, staff has been able to fine tune the process and reduce the number of times per year the fertilizer is applied.
For more information on the organic fertilizer program, contact Maintenance Services Superintendent John Texeira at (925) 314-3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.