Creating a Home Field Hockey Field in Hyannis, MA Was a Breeze for SYNLawn New England
Hyannis, MA — Parents are always willing to go the extra mile for their children, but it takes real commitment to install a private athletic field at home. With a daughter wild about field hockey, a Cape Cod Hyannis family decided to take her sports experience to the next level with a cutting edge turf installation from New England Turf Store (SYNLawn New England). The family recently experienced artificial turf for field hockey at the Fore Kicks sports complexes in Taunton and Marlborough. Soon after, the family chose SYNLawn Precision Putt artificial grass so the daughter can practice whenever she likes in the backyard on a surface nearly identical to field conditions during matches.
A Big Dig for a Residential Installation
To create a level space for the hockey field, an extensive excavation of the existing lawn had to take place. Installers then had to add crushed stone and UltraBase panels to create a smooth base before laying the turf. Creating a smooth and even surface is a critical step when creating the base of any turf project, especially one for field hockey practice.
After pouring two layers of the base material, a 17 mm padding layer was also added to give the turf just a little cushion. For infill, Sand was selected to create the correct density and texture necessary for smooth shots of the hockey ball. The installation team even assembled and set up field hockey goals for the client so they could use the area as soon as work was completed.
Summer storms rolled through Cape Cod, Hyannis during the installation, but the experienced installers were able to handle the unpredictable storms, completing the work in just one week.
Creating a Special Surface for Home Use
The 7,200 square foot field combines both athletic field and landscape lawn installation techniques. Using double-sided tape and SYNBind adhesives for artificial grass to seal the seams, workers carefully crafted a smooth field hockey surface. SYNLawn’s artificial turf was ideal for this project allowing for practice any time of the year without mowing, fertilizing, watering, and work that goes into maintaining natural grass.
The homeowners were also won over by SYNLawn’s bio-based artificial turf formula. Products including Precision Putt, feature the addition of soybean oils into the exclusive EnviroLoc backing system to replace up to 60% of the petroleum products used in competitor’s turf.
For those interested in having a field hockey installed at their own home or a low-maintenance, water-saving lawn, please contact your local SYNLawn dealer for a free estimate.