Good for Turf and the Planet

Healthy turf ecology is essential for parks and playing fields that see a lot of player action. Without organic matter, turfgrass will struggle to absorb nutrients and drain water – leading to harder surfaces that are tougher on athletes.

Composed of sustainably manufactured premium compost, McGill SportsTurf improves turf aesthetics and protects the planet.

  • Reduces watering and irrigation requirements by 30-50%
  • Reduces chemical input and improves nutrient uptake
  • Improves resistance to pests and disease
  • Greens up faster in spring and stays green longer in fall
  • Reduces compaction
  • Protects players with safer playing surfaces

Choosing the Right Compost

Premium compost, used in conjunction with soil aeration, dramatically improves field safety for athletes at every level. Field surfaces are often linked to sports injuries, but when maintained properly with compost, field hardness decreases and reduces the chance of injury.

McGill SportsTurf is made with the same materials as our premium SoilBuilder compost but is finished with a finer screen to allow for year-round application, even during playing season.

For non-active turf applications, see McGill SoilBuilder.

SportsTurf in Action

McGill SportsTurf can be applied to all aspects of golf courses – from roughs and fairways to landscaping and even divot mixes – to increase soil cation exchange capacity (CEC) for slow-release performance.

To keep athletic fields primed for use, SportsTurf can be used as topdressing to add organic matter and improve nutrient uptake, maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.

Using SportsTurf in conjunction with core aeration of turf fields reduces compaction resulting in safer playing surfaces and fewer impact injuries.

SportsTurf improves field recovery after storm events with premium compost that reduces stormwater and pollution runoff and controls sediment loss and erosion.

Add SportsTurf to sod mixes to improve turf rooting while fixing soil structure over the long-term.

When added to topsoil and planting mixes, SportsTurf improves soil structure for better root and water penetration, holds fertilizer at the root zone, and reduces plant replacements.

Use Instructions

  • Apply SportsTurf annually at up to 2 inches per year to replenish topsoil and maintain peak condition
  • Use as a topdressing by raking a quarter inch of SportsTurf into the turf surface before seeding to quicken growth
  • Mix SportsTurf and seed together for blower truck applications

SportsTurf Content Sheets

Where to Buy

McGill SportsTurf is sold in tractor-trailer loads from facilities in the mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, New Jersey Florida, and through authorized resellers.

Where to Buy

How Much to Buy

Determine the amount of compost you will need for your planting project with our compost calculator.

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