Maintenance regime praised

Watford Football Club have credited three formulations of Suståne Natural Fertilizer with their role in the ongoing success of the maintenance operation at the club.

Forming the base of the nutritional programme at both the Vicarage Road stadium and the club’s London Colney training ground, the club says a combination of Bolster Granular 4-4-4+3Fe, 1-1-1 Soil ReGen and Suståne 4-6-4 have delivered consistent results to the satisfaction of the club and grounds team alike.

Watford grounds manager, Scott Tingley, explained, “We’ve been using Suståne products at both of our sites for the last seven seasons. Bolster Granular 4-4-4+3Fe is applied primarily at renovation time, due to the addition of Mycorrhizae.” 

Alongside this, Scott says he also applies Soil ReGen following full or partial renovations - a soil conditioner that reduces compaction, increases water and air infiltration rates while also improving the nutrient and water holding capacity. “This helps us to incorporate lots of valuable nutrients such as Zeolite, Biochar, Mycorrhizae and Humates at a critical time, when the plant is wanting to root and develop."

Scott continued, “Throughout the playing season, we switch to Suståne 4-6-4 organic slow release, to replenish our sand dominant constructions with a rich supply of humus and other essential nutrients. We’ve found this to contribute to increased rooting and a strong, healthy plant more resilient to disease and turf pathogens.”

Scott concludes, “We put a large part of our success as a grounds team down to the benefit of using Suståne products.”

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