Ensuring your ground is in excellent condition all-year round is hugely important as it not only makes things easier come the point of pre-season preparations or end of season renovations, but over time it will ensure you ground is able to withstand the ups and downs of the UK climate with ease.
Due to the seasonality involved with many sports, our main playing facilities can often be over looked and only tended to 6-7 months of the year.
Our calendar guide is designed to make it easier for you to maintain your ground all year-round.*
You can also download our 12 Month Bowling Green Preparation Guide here.
*Our guide is a recommendation only. Application or mis-use of products is the individuals responsibility. Battersby take no responsibility for actions taken as a result of using this guide. If in doubt, consult Battersby prior to application.
Autumn / Winter
After a long Summer the season is finally at an end – it is time to renovate your bowls lawn.
Many clubs will complete a renovation of some description, but this is always dependant on budget.
A typical renovation will see the following steps;
A Pre Seeder (7-7-7)can also be applied to help aid germination of the new seedlings quickly and help bring your tired bowls lawn back to life.
Many clubs use an Autumn/Winter fertiliser, such as the 3-6-8+fe to help maintain a healthy lawn throughout the winter.
Spring / Summer
Maintenance on your bowls lawn is slightly more problematic when the season has started,
as any remedial work is likely to affect the roll of the ball and therefore the playability of the surface.
Regular mowing to 4-8mm will take place, which can put the grass under stress, particularly if there is not much rain.
If you don’t have the capability of spraying yet, then it is worth considering purchasing the Even-Spray Sprayer,
these machines have a rechargeable battery so are ideal for your club.
We also offer a range of micro-fine granular fertilisers, such as the 8-0-0,which will settle into the surface neatly,
without affecting the playability of the surface. This feed will help give your grass a nice green healthy kick, improving growth and appearance.
Our 8-0-6+fe+mgmicro fine slow release fertiliser will steadily drip feed nutrients to the lawn over a number weeks,
helping maintain the appearance of the bowling green if you are unable to keep tending to your green every few weeks.
End of Season/Autumn/Winter
Average Seeding/Fertiliser Rates – 35-50gm per sq/m
Covers 571 sq/m @35gm
Covers 400 sq/m @50gm
Covers 714 sq/m @35gm
Covers 500 sq/m @50gm
Top Dressing bag calculator
Recommended application rate = 2kg per sq/m
Each 25kg bag covers = 12.5sq/m
To calculate no. of bags needed – Size of your green (eg 1,250 sq/m)/12.5 = No. of bags req (100)