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Proact Aiming to be Pitch Perfect for New Season

7 June 2016

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The Spireites' season is over, a host of charity games have been played and even a Guinness World Record has been broken on it, now it's time for the Proact pitch to get some rest and relaxation.

Last weekend the turf was removed as preparation for a a whole new surface to grow got underway - all ready for the return of the squad and the big kick-off later this summer.

The work is being carried out by the renowned turf contractors from Premier Pitchest - who also work with the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle United and Norwich City in laying new pitches.

With the turf removed, tonnes of soil, including added fibre root, is poured onto the surface, with the fibre root ameliorating what's already there.

Next the soil is watered and wheeled-in to consolidate it before it can be seeded; with the seeds containing added nutrients. The whole process takes between four and five days.

The pitch can then be left to its own devices and with careful maintenance from the Proact ground staff it will be ready for its first cut after 16 - 20 days.

All-in-all, it takes between five and six weeks for the pitch to be back and ready to its playing standard, which should be just in time for its first use in pre-season. 

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