Pitches look good with SOS

When supporters are in a stadium or watching sport on TV, the first thing they do is look at the pitch. A poor pitch is directly perceived as a challenge and leads to poorer performances. Pitches suffer the most when the weather is cold. However, bad weather conditions do not necessarily mean that a pitch has to be ruined. SOS® can also be used for overseeding during the cold winter months. It germinates extremely fast and that's why it is first aid for sports pitches.

Prevent colour difference

Overseeding with the wrong grass varieties can cause colour differences and reduces the attractiveness of the sward. On a lot of pitches, you can see by the colour difference that annual meadow grass has taken hold. This weed germinates extremely fast and looks nice and green at first. However, this grass plant becomes diseased in adverse weather conditions and then a lot of ugly or even bare patches appear.


Overseeding with SOS® is the best solution. Grass has a better colour when it is overseeded with SOS® and it germinates faster, too. Unlike many other grass varieties, SOS® can win against annual meadow grass. SOS® germinates so fast that annual meadow grass stands practically no chance of taking hold.


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Overseeding in autumn is essential

Poor management allows annual meadow grass to establish itself everywhere and this plant raises its ugly head if the weather is favourable i.e. wet. Autumn has always been a period when annual meadow grass attempts to establish itself in the sward or keep holding its own just before winter. This happens more easily if the sward is open, offering annual meadow grass the chance to establish. That's why it is essential to overseed in good time with RPR® or SOS®. Furthermore, the sward is then ready for winter with a nice, dense turf and the risk of unwanted annual meadow grass in the spring is reduced.


Breaking through the vicious circle of annual meadow grass

July is usually a warm, sunny month, but August can be wet and a bit nippy so that annual meadow grass can easily take hold in a lot of places. Therefore, many swards get off to a bad start in the new season. Firstly, annual meadow grass causes a lot of bare patches to appear mid-season, then the bare patches are eventually filled in by even more annual meadow grass. Regular overseeding is recommended to break this vicious circle of annual meadow grass. For several reasons, it can be difficult to decide when the time is right for overseeding, but it is important to watch out for when annual meadow grass is in bloom. When it is in bloom, new seeds are formed and this is the ideal time for dissemination of this unwanted plant.