What is Turfgrass Agronomy?

September 29th, 2021

Turfgrass agronomy is about presenting turf surfaces that are fit for the particular sport and safe for play rather than producing a harvestable crop.

SPORTENG re-signed as Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland Major Sponsor

September 29th, 2021

SPORTENG continues its Sponsorship arrangement with Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland as a Region Major Sponsor for another two years (2021-2023)!

How to use site investigations to mitigate the risk of your Field of Play project?

September 15th, 2021

A Field of Play design goes through multiple stages before the design engineers deliver documentation ready for the contractor to construct the works.

Why do hard-court pavements fail?

August 19th, 2021

The reasons for hard-court Field of Play pavements failure vary from bad construction practices to poor subgrade characteristics. Read more.

How designing Field of Play look like in a post-2020 environment?

August 17th, 2021

Sport has always been at the heart of Australians' life. 2020 brought challenges that reinforced this culture, creating new expectations towards sport. 

Preparing to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050

July 30th, 2021

Learn about possible actions for reducing a project's carbon emissions and how to design Fields of Play projects to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

How to maintain synthetic turf sports fields during winter?

July 26th, 2021

Uncover ways of maintaining your synthetic turf sports field during winter, and how they fit in your overall Field of Play's maintenance plan.

What is hybrid grass?

July 01st, 2021

A hybrid grass surface consists of synthetic fibres that extend above the growing medium and combine with the natural turf leaves and stems. Learn more.

What are cricket wicket soils?

May 31st, 2021

Cricket wicket soils represent a challenging soil from a turf agronomy perspective. They need compaction and hardness for high performance. Learn more.

Turf agronomy podcast: golf turf management in Australia

May 17th, 2021

Our Turf Agronomist John Neylan was invited to discuss more about golf turf management in Australia in Frankly Speaking podcast. Listen for more!

SPORTENG presents at the PLA NSW/ACT/QLD Conference 2021

May 13th, 2021

SPORTENG led a discussion about what could be the future of synthetic grass Fields of Play in Australia. 

SPORTENG becomes a partner of the Sports Environment Alliance

April 25th, 2021

We are pleased to advise that SPORTENG is now an active partner of the Sports Environment Alliance (also known as SEA). Read more!

SPORTENG opens a new office in Sydney, their third in Australia

April 18th, 2021

This office will strengthen the SPORTENG presence in New South Wales, offering clients-based a greater access to their team.

Winter management of natural turf sports fields

March 25th, 2021

Learn how to prepare your natural turf Field of Play to the harsh months of winter through advices of our Turf Agronomist John Neylan. Read now!

Synthetic grass is a solution to urban densification

March 16th, 2021

Urban densification negatively impacts our transport networks and places some of our existing Fields of Play under unsustainable stress and strain.

How to maintain your natural turf sports field?

February 23rd, 2021

This article is based on the research of Neylan & Nickson (2019), studying Field of Play construction, maintenance and hours of use.

5 practices to maintain your synthetic turf Field of Play performance

February 16th, 2021

In this blog post, we highlight the best practices to keep your synthetic turf Field of Play performing at its best.

Tennis Court Surfacing: what are the options?

February 09th, 2021

Choosing the right court surface for your tennis court is essential. Learn which options would bring the best experience to tennis players.

What is a perched water table for a natural turf Field of Play?

December 29th, 2020

A perched water table solution brings various benefits to your natural turf Field of Play. Learn more about what it is and why in our new blog post.

SPORTENG becomes a member of the Sports And Play Industry Association

December 18th, 2020

We are pleased to advise that SPORTENG is an active member of the Sports And Play Industry Association (also known as SAPIA) for 2020-2021.

What are the differences between sand slit drainage system and sand carpet profile?

December 10th, 2020

These forms of improving drainage have some common elements but are in fact quite different systems. This article outlines the differences between them.

What are the different types of cricket enclosures?

November 23rd, 2020

Many different practice enclosures are available to councils and cricket clubs. Learn which one is the most adapted to your situation!

What is a sand carpet profile?

November 23rd, 2020

A sand carpet profile assures a well-drained profile, providing a dry and durable surface allowing a high standard of play. Learn more.

What is a sand slit drainage system?

November 16th, 2020

A sand slit drainage system is a low cost option for improving the drainage capability of an existing Field of Play. Learn more.

How to choose the right rootzone sand profile for your natural turf Field of Play?

October 13th, 2020

The performance of a playing surface profile is heavily reliant on the relationship between the sand specification and profile thickness. Learn more.

How to produce a high performing natural turf Field of Play profile?

October 07th, 2020

Rootzone growing medium plays an essential role in natural turf Field of Play quality, and helps avoiding turf damages. Learn more.

What is 3D visualisation in civil engineering design?

September 28th, 2020

3D modelling in civil engineering is an essential tool, both for engineers and clients. It helps clients get the best outcome for their Field of Play.

How to design a pavement for a difficult subgrade?

May 01st, 2020

Learn how SPORTENG developed a bespoke pavement design to address the soil conditions of the Perry Park in Brisbane.

What is natural turf and how to improve its playing quality?

March 25th, 2020

To answer the ever-increasing demand of natural turf playing quality, designs are becoming more complex, with full engineering specifications and drawings.

Natural vs synthetic turf: choose the best option for your project

February 21st, 2020

Natural vs synthetic turf: SPORTENG helps you decide which option is best for your project.

Why use rubber infill for synthetic sports fields?

February 21st, 2020

Different rubber infill solutions exit for artificial/synthetic turf. SPORTENG helps you understand the differences and make the best choice. Learn more.

How irrigation for Field of Play works?

February 21st, 2020

This FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about irrigation and water source systems, system design, and bust a few myths along the way ;)

What is proof rolling?

February 21st, 2020

Why is it important to carry out a proof roll when building out a field of play? Learn what to look for and what to do if a surface fails the proof roll.

Who is SPORTENG - A boutique engineering company

February 21st, 2020

Jarrod Hill, CEO, talks about why he and Gray Canning (COO) brought SPORTENG, a boutique engineering company, into existence.