A detailed, practical guide (with the backing of the main UK authorities) to the construction and maintenance of sports grounds.
Part One: General principles. Identifying the problems. Components of a drainage scheme - function and installation. Alternative layouts. Design criteria - theory and practice. Cost benefit implications. Inter-relationship of sward biology, construction, maintenance and use. Specification of materials - soils, sands and gravels. Machinery, special equipment and DIY drainage.
Part Two: Specific constructions. Preliminaries, construction options and consequent aftercare. Bowling greens and golf greens. Pitches for vigorous winter games - rugby, soccer, etc. Cricket squares - a separate and on-going study. Water-bound, hard porous pitches. Package deals, patents and trade names.
Part Three:Appendices. Index.