Naenae Park, Lower Hutt: A case study on turf improvement using the principle of sand slitting : a [dissertation, Diploma in Parks and Recreation, Lincoln College]

Canton, T.D.
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ANZSRC::150404 Sport and Leisure Management , ANZSRC::0503 Soil Sciences
Innovative research into sportsturf drainage in recent years has resulted in a revolutionary approach to relieve unfavourable soil conditions prevalent in many of today's sportsfields. Dr V.I. Stewart, Soil Science Unit, University College of Wales, has initiated the 'sand slit' technique, and brought to recognition the specialised science involved in sportsturf drainage. Dr Stewart has concentrated on the more difficult sites and provided general guidelines in the form of several schemes involving his technique, to ensure a satisfactory turf. He has had proven results, a prime example being the National Stadium or Cardiff Arms Park, Wales, as we know it, of a pitch that was renovated using the 'sand slitting' principle eventuating in a perfect playing surface. Furthermore, with the contribution of the Cambridge Soils Service Ltd, sophisticated equipment has been engineered employing Dr Stewart's modern drainage theory, and influenced the development of the Cambridge sportsfield drainage system. The intention of this dissertation is to discuss the Stewart principle and apply the Stewart/Cambridge drainage system to improve Naenae Park, Lower Hutt.
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