Liverpool, a city famed for its football, is making a big effort to raise the quality of public pitches controlled by Liverpool City Council.
This summer, end of season renovation work began on 90 of them across the city, conducted by Souters Sports, one of the UK's leading natural sportsturf contractors.
Souters was chosen as sub-contractor to Glendale, the largest green maintenance provider in the UK.
It was the latest project in an on-going joint venture between Glendale and the City Council to lift and maintain the quality of outdoor amenity and sports facilities across the city.
Glendale-Liverpool is now in its seventh year of trading.
Over a three-week period Souters provided a range of renovation services to the pitches as required.
These included scarifying, top-soiling, sand top-dressing, aerating, deep slitting, selective weed control, and re-seeding.
Among the specialist equipment the company used were the Imants Shockwave to improve pitch aeration, and the Vreedo Overseeder.
"It was a very tight working window, and it was essential to maximize the grow-in and establishment of the new swards," said Colin Parker-Rich, Glendale's Service Manager in charge of the project.
"We use Souters Sports because we find them, not only 100 per cent professional and competitively priced, but totally flexible in their ability to deliver the kind of quality renovation programme we seek."
Liverpool's football pitches have never been greener or in better shape for a new season.