Cultural Practices That Improve Your Turf
From golf courses to landscape renovation projects of all kinds, our wide range of cultural practices assists in helping you meet your turf management needs.
Services We Offer
Core aeration is a time consuming, labour-intensive task, but it is also one of the most beneficial lawn care practices you can do for your lawn. Aeration relieves compaction, helps improve drainage, and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the root zone. Core aeration also encourages new growth and strengthens the overall health of your lawn.
Zander Sod has Toro 880 tractor-mount aerifiers and full clean up equipment so that our projects can be done efficiently. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to work closely with your sports turf manager to further expedite the process and to ensure contractor confidence.
Deep Tine Aeration
Deep tine aerators penetrate deep into the soil to maximize water percolation, stimulate root growth, and improve airflow to the root system. These channels allow air to penetrate the soil, providing plant roots with the required oxygen needed to thrive and grow.
Zander Sod Turf Services uses the Verti-Drain® 7316 units to deep tine your sports field, golf, and municipality settings efficiently and with very little disruption. Our experienced operators will work closely with your sports turf manager to ensure contractor confidence. We have various tine diameters with depth options from 4”-12” and a degree of “kick” can be added to shatter the soil and give the full benefit of the service.
Core Harvesting is the process of collecting the small cores of turf that are leftover from the aeration process. This provides a valuable source of organic matter and nutrients that can be used to improve the health and quality of your lawn.
This process is simple and efficient, and it ensures that your lawn will have all the necessary nutrients to thrive.
Overseeding is the process of adding a second grass species to an existing lawn. This can be completed for a number of reasons, including to improve the look of the lawn, to fill in bare spots, or to add extra protection against wear and tear.
We can perform these services on your entire field, or focus on the high traffic areas. Our team uses a Triwave 6, a machine with large blades that create precise channels with exact alignment to the seed tubes to ensure accuracy for optimum seed to soil contact. Small rear rollers follow in and smooth out the channels.
Verticutting is a mowing process that removes thatch from your lawn or sports field. Thatch is the layer of dead grass, dirt, and roots that form between the soil and grass in your lawn. If you don’t remove thatch, it can harm your grass. Verticutting is crucial to the health and visual appeal of your lawn.
Zander Sod offers a superior and practical way to manage thatch. Our SISSIS Veemow is PTO-driven to maximize power to the blades, allowing it to handle the most severe thatch conditions. The blades are 1.5 inches apart for tight removal of thatch and the depth is dependent on conditions. Our experienced operators will work closely with your turf managers to set up the machine to the correct depth and we will continue to monitor this throughout the service. Our service is thorough and is a very efficient way to remove large amounts of thatch over many acres. Additionally, we offer various service options, from verticutting to full clean up.
Zander Sod offers a vacuum service to clean up leaves in the fall, biomass removal from verticutting, or aid in the cleanup of cores during aerification. Our experienced operators will work with you to clean up your sports field and save you time.
Zander Sod offers full topdressing services to meet your needs. We have a Turfco CR-10 that applies an even and consistent sand cover to smooth your turf. Our experienced operators and full equipment fleet allow us to get the job done efficiently. For tighter areas, we also have a smaller Turfco Widespin available.
Root pruning is integral in stopping feeder roots causing issues on your greens, tees, fairways, and bunkers, while ensuring the health of the tree(s) doing the damage!
Two sets of blades, set 8 inches apart, sever the root at two points to prevent the root from grafting back together. The heavy-duty blades drive to a depth of 12 inches and are capable of cutting large roots up to 6 inches in diameter.
Our root pruner is very efficient and allows us to get large areas completed in minimal time with zero clean up. The only evidence left behind is two small slits in the turf. The rear roller smooths the turf so well that you will not even know we were there.
Our professional operators will work closely with the golf course superintendent to plan out the most effective path to maximize productivity and results.
Zander Sod offers our MeriCrusher service to assist with all of your construction needs. It is a fast and efficient way to ready your site for re-grading and re-grassing as it pulverizes the soil up to a depth of 4 inches. You don’t even have to remove the grass for the MeriCrusher to work its magic!