Maintenance & Aftercare

Why is maintaining your artificial sports pitch important?
Because if you don’t there is every chance it will fail to provide the long-term performance, accessibility and value for money in which you invested considerable finance in the first place. This may come as somewhat of a surprise – did you think that artificial turf means ‘maintenance free’? Or was it that you believed it was something you didn’t really have to do and could probably ‘get away with’?

The reality is that sports surfaces – natural grass, tarmacadam, polymeric, artificial turf 3G, 4G, 5G, water-based, sand-dressed, sand-filled – all require maintenance. It’s just the type, intensity and frequency of aftercare that tend to vary between the various surfaces.

Failure to maintain an artificial turf pitch in the correct way and to a recommended frequency is also very likely to invalidate or at very least limit the artificial turf supplier’s product warranty. That can have very onerous consequences.

Decompaction Retouched.


Drag Brushing

Drag Brushing

S&C Slatter has an in-house maintenance division specialising in the upkeep of artificial sports facilities. Our maintenance technicians are highly experienced and skilled in facility aftercare and equipped with an extensive range of the latest maintenance technology.

We also have a Project Manager specifically tasked in advising clients on their potential maintenance or aftercare requirements through a free of charge site audit and report.

Our maintenance services are provided either on a single visit or annual/multi-year contract and can include one or more of a range of elements or actions, and encompass remedial or repair works.

Our maintenance services

  • Drag brushing
  • Power brushing
  • Decompaction
  • Managing infill levels
  • Line markings – inlaid and painted
  • Seams
  • Weed and moss control
  • Sports equipment
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Collection of litter and organic debris
  • Detox areas
  • Signage

For further details see our maintenance services pages at

Power Brushing S&C Slatter Sports Maintenance Division

Power Brushing

Weed & Moss Control S&C Slatter Sports Maintenance Division

Weed & Moss Control

Litter & Organic Debris Collection

Infill level depth tester to manage infill levels

Managing Infill Levels


Checking and Repairing Seams

For more information call 01635 34521 or email