The aim is to prepare the ground for the following season.

What’s involved

Square: - Lightly scarify the soil, square the square and mark the position of the pitches. Fertilise the square and spring roll.

Outfield: - Renovate after any winter games on the square. Fertilise and lower the mowing height.

Timing of use

March and April depending on spring weather.

Effects of incorrect procedure

If the spring preparation work is not completed this will affect the whole season.

Equipment needed

See Operations.

Practical Tips

If you are a part-time Groundsman, this is the time to spend some extra time on your ground because if you get ahead in the spring it can make the rest of the season easier.