Saturday 7 March – First cut of the season

Head Groundsman, Andy Smith, took advantage of the fine weather to give the squares their first cut of the season. The mower was carefully set to just nip off the dead tips of grass and the brown uneven squares were soon transformed into stripey manicured surfaces. Andy followed up the mowing with a dressing of fertiliser which gives the grass the health and strength that it will need to see it through the season. The winter weather will have lifted the grass slightly and so in a few weeks time the squares will be rolled to compact them and to provide the hard surface needed.