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Pitch renovations completed

23 May 2014

It's been a long hard week for the groundstaff as they prepare the pitch for next season

Renovation work has been carried out to the Greenhous Meadow pitch to ensure it's in the best possible condition for next season.

Head groundsman Richard Barnett and senior groundsman Andrew Muir have been working tirelessly this week on the pitch and also the training pitch behind the Salop Leisure Stand.

Richard said: "We scarified the pitch in four different directions to take all the dead vegetation and thatch out of the surface.

"Then we applied 20 tonnes of sand just to make it level before over seeding it with a Johnson's Premier pitch seed. We then top dressed it with 40 tonnes of sand just to cover the seed.

"We did exactly the same on the training pitch but with a little bit less seed because we had a better grass coverage on the training pitch. It's taken us four days in all."

Richard added he was pleased how the pitch played last season and felt the surface was the best it's been in the closing months of a season since the club moved to the Greenhous Meadow seven years ago. 

He said: "It was the best I've seen the pitch at the end of the season since we started here in 2007. It was a combination that we didn't really have a winter as such so the grass kept growing and we also changed our clean up practices with brushing and verticutting it after games which helped keep the surface clear of debris.

"There was also no snow or frost so technically the grass kept growing all year."    

Richard said the club were also grateful to Shrewsbury School for their help in loaning them specialised renovation equipment.

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