Sand-based Athletic Fields

Sand-based athletic fields are sporting grounds constructed on sand. They can have certain advantages over those built on native soils.

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Water Management in Sand-based Athletic Fields
... One of the many advantages of sand-based systems is extremely good drainage ... A well constructed sand-based system can drain excessive amounts of rainfall very quickly ... The good drainage that sand-based systems exhibit also offer the turf manager better control over soil water content ...

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