Maintenance work being carried out on a football field in preparation for the new season

Preparing for the new football season

Now that we’re in May, the football season is concluding. But as soon as one season finishes the preparation for the following one begins, and we are sure you’re starting to think, and plan for it. 

With that in mind, what does planning for the end of the season mean? Let’s take a look. 

First things first, summer football tournaments

kids participating in a football tournament

Before we start planning for the following season, as well as the end of the season you will need to complete the organisation of any summer football tournaments. And with the Euro’s taking place this year in Germany such tournaments are bound to attract additional attention. 

We’ve already published a guide to preparing for a summer tournament, which you can read here.

The end of the season means a thorough renovation

With your pitch having a break, the summer is the perfect opportunity for an in-depth analysis of how your pitch has fared over the past year. This means understanding its overall health and adjusting your renovations accordingly to suit its needs and bringing it back to full health. 

With the review complete, you can undertake the necessary actions like scarification, overseeding, aeration, and topdressing to help it. Each process is designed to ensure your pitch can recover, while at the same time providing the nutrients, water, and airflow needed. With overseeding you will be supplementing the grass already down to ensure full coverage.

Ongoing maintenance

As with all pitch maintenance, once your renovation is complete you will need to perform ongoing maintenance during the summer months. Included in this will be regular pitch mowing and watering.

But you’ll also need to do continual inspections of the pitch. This will ensure that should any hazards appear, whether holes or debris that could cause injuries are dealt with swiftly. It will also enable you to keep a close eye on the pitch, ensuring pests and diseases are quickly apprehended as well.

The final steps

marking out lines on a football pitch

At this point the new season will be quickly approaching, so you will need to do the final dressing of the pitch. In short, it’s about ensuring you mark out the pitch lines and goals to the official specifications, using approved paints for the process. Also, don’t forget that the goalposts and nets are in suitable condition.

Before you know it

The start of the new football season has a habit of quickly creeping up on us. That’s why we, at Kestrel, understand the necessity of meticulous planning. That’s why we craft a comprehensive summer maintenance plan for all our customers. But we don’t stop there, as this bespoke plan serves as the cornerstone to our year-round commitment, guaranteeing your pitch remains in optimal condition from the inaugural whistle to the final match of the season.

If you need a hand with your summer maintenance plans or a more in-depth year-round approach, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to talk through your pitch requirements and ensure it is ready for the 2024/25 season. 

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