Maintenance of Synthetic Turf & MUGA North East

2nd October 2012

Drone view of artificial turf sport surface for athletics 

Multi Use Games Area, Local Primary School, North East, Middlesborough, Teesside, Cleveland

Synthetic Turf Management’s (STM) commitment to our customers includes providing annual maintenance program for synthetic turf surfaces to ensure that Multi Use Games areas and safe play surfaces increase the performance and life of the turf.

The two synthetic turf surfaces at the school in Teesside have been in use for more than 3 years, and requires a once a year routine maintenance as been outlined within the STM Care & Maintenance Guide 2012.

Primary School, Teesside, Middlesborough, Cleveland, North East, Synthetic Turf

Effective maintenance of the artificial turf will need to involve a combination of both in house and specialist, out sourced maintenance. In house maintenance should be something which is completed regularly on a ‘little and often’ basis and can be completed by onsite staff using recommended equipment.

Synthetic Turf Maintenance includes:

  • Drag Brushing
  • Simple inspection of surface to check for damage
  • Litter Picking and Leaf collection

Annual Maintenance from Synthetic Turf Management would include:

  • DECOMPACTION – mechanical cleaning of the sand infill
  • GROOMING – including infill top ups
  • DRAINAGE – Channel Inspection

*Please see description under Maintenance – Preventative, Corrective & Inspection for information

The STM Maintenance concluded the routine synthetic turf surface maintenance visit in a morning (4 hours). This could be done in school holidays or during school time, without disrupting any part of the school day. During school breaks the teams vacated the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and safe play areas to allow the children to play on the surfaces.

EPIC (Education and play in Colour) exclusive to STM:

STM incorporated various colourful traditional games, alphabet, shapes and targets in to the synthetic turf safe play surface.

colourful hopscotch playground design 

Hopscotch made from turf!

alphabet letters 

Alphabet Line

children lined up on synthetic running track 

Children playing on the new MUGA

primary school pupils playing on blue muga

 Children on artificial grass playground

young children on artificial turf playground 

Please contact us to discuss any of your maintenance requirements or if you have any questions relating to maintenance.


If there are still questions that you would like answered, please do not hesitate to call Synthetic Turf Maintenance and we will be happy to discuss your artificial grass needs.

Call 01642 713 555