There are few experiences as exhilarating as watching thoroughbred horses in full gallop as they race around a lush green track. It’s a place where everything is in peak condition, from the finely-bred animals to the meticulously-tended turf.
At two New York racetracks operated by the New York Racing Association — Belmont Park in Elmont and Aqueduct in Queens — groundskeepers are already preparing for the upcoming season. A new order of Evergreen Premium turf blankets recently arrived, ready to guard against the last weeks of winter weather and encourage earlier spring green-ups. The facility ordered 300 winter turf covers for a total of 900,000 square feet of protection.
Relying on Covermaster turf products since 2005, the popular horse racing facilities are well-versed in the greenhouse effect that comes with high-quality turf growth blankets. Along with faster growth, using Evergreen turf blankets can result in thicker, healthier grass with better color. Evergreen turf covers also provide a barrier against factors that can inhibit growth, including human and wildlife interference, frost and winter kill, and environmental hazards.
Evergreen Premium’s patented lace coating technology is both permeable and protective, while withstanding rot, mildew, and UV exposure. Easy to install and remove, groundskeepers turn to Evergreen turf growth covers to increase root development and extend their growing seasons.
Posted Feb 13, 2018