Toronto FC has a Greenhorizon in Sight!

0 Comments
985
06 Dec 2016

After 10 long years of competing in the MLS, our hometown team Toronto FC is finally one game away from celebrating the championship.

Emotions were high on November 30th, 2016 as Toronto FC took on the Montreal Impact in a rival showdown at BMO Field in Toronto. The hard-fought game resulted in a Toronto FC victory, and the players rejoiced. It sure feels good to have our hometown team going into the championship match.

Here at Greenhorizons we are feeling extra good because the pristine pitch at BMO field that we meticulously installed has performed spectacularly. 

In October 2012, we were consulted to solve the problem of standing water on the BMO Natural Grass pitch. Utilizing our countless years of combined turfgrass experience, we immediately suggested for the field to be revamped using our GHG Ultimate Sports Turf System. The GHG USTS is a diverse program that is tailormade for each client. BMO`s field required high drainage, low compaction, and incredible wear resistance; so Greenhorizons chose our engineered sand growing profile.

26501580330_fd48122d2d_h

When establishing turf on engineered sand, the sod that is laid has to be accustomed to growing in that medium. The medium that the sod is initially grown in has to exactly match the medium that the sod is being installed in. So, throughout the 2 year process Greenhorizons was growing turf on engineered sand specifically for the BMO field.

When it came time for renovations, Greenhorizons harvested the custom-grown turf at their specialty farm in Burford, ON and drove it down to Toronto. All of the existing soil was removed from the field, the engineered sand was installed and laser graded, and then the custom sod was installed and established. Once topdressing and a second laser grading were complete, the field was inspected in accordance to strict FIFA standards. BMO field has withstood the test of time and is known across the continent as one of the nicest natural turf pitches. Of course credit is also due to the BMO Grounds Crew for keeping our turf looking its best all year long. 

26171086261_0d8904b1bc_z

On December 10th, we’ll be rooting for our home team Toronto FC as they compete against Seattle for the MLS Cup. Luckily our grass is done it’s “rooting” because I’m sure this game will once again test the limits of our GHG Ultimate Sports Turf System. 

0.0
Last Modified: Tuesday 06 December 2016 13:54
Related Articles: Another Beautiful Sod Install by Greenhorizons Sod Farms Hamilton Sod, Compact Sod, Together as One! Greenhorizons Sod Farms. Greenhorizons Sod Farms Proud to Supply Christmas Trees For HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes 2015 Greenhorizons Sod Farms Building Natural Turf Space for James St SuperCrawl 2015 National Golf Club of Canada Professional Sod Installation by Greenhorizons Greenhorizons Sod Farms Professional FIFA Standard Soccer Pitch Install Greenhorizons Sod Farms Proud To Announce Sponsorship of Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation's Ann Toronto Star - June 14, 2015 Greenhorizons Sod Farms & Willow Valley Golf Course Announce Participation In Rounds 4 Research.
grass bmo sod install

No Comments Yet...

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

FOLLOW US

Grennhorizons Facebook PageGreenhorizons Twitter Page

Contact Greenhorizons Sod Farms

Hamilton (Previously Hamilton Sod)View Map ] Contact Us
Niagara (Previously Niagara Sod)View Map ] Contact Us
Cambridge
(Previously Compact Sod)  View Map ]Contact Us
Halton (Previously Halton Sod)Contact Us
London (Previously London Sod) Contact Us
Oakville (Previously Ontario Sod)View Map ] Contact Us
Brampton (Previously Brampton Sod)Contact Us

PROUD MEMBER

TPI

NSGA

OALA

Landscape Ontario

OGSA

Golf

OTRE

SportsTurf