Landscape, Garden Design, Construction & Maintenance

Soil Analysis

Soil Analysis & Fertiliser Programme

Soil analysis is the first step towards achieving a healthy sports pitch. The condition of the pitch is directly related to the condition of the soil, so having a professional soil analysis conducted will help to customise your pitch care programme in order to obtain optimum results.

GAA pitch before work done by Thomas Crummy


A local GAA pitch. We were called in to remedy the situation.

Verti draining GAA pitch


This photo was taken approx. four weeks after the work was carried out. The work included over-seeding, verti draining, top-dressing with 120 tonnes of certified sand, fertilising with controlled release fertiliser which gives a long lasting dark green colour and not too vigorous growth (which you would get with ag type fertilisers).

Achieving a health sports pitch

A detailed soil analysis will identify exactly what the pH of your soil is and what nutrients should be applied. Following the soil analysis a detailed fertiliser programme can be developed that best meets the needs of the pitch.

Pitch maintenance programmes that start with an accurate soil analysis are key to thick green turf grass, which then becomes harder wearing and more durable. Applying the right nutrients at the right time is a smarter way of feeding the turf – the turf gets exactly what it needs at the right time. All this saves time, and perhaps more significantly reduces the amount of nutrients required by the turf thereby saving money.

Using the correct fertiliser programme based on a detailed soil analysis has also been proven to improve the long term health of the turf and assists the pitch to recover more quickly after a long period of play – the pitch can therefore be used more frequently – so no more cancelled games due to a poor pitch! Using Control Release Fertilisers assures even growth rate ease of management and less stress on grass.

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"Hi Tom. I have browsed through your website I have found it interesting & informative. I have now retired as chairman of Kilbride after ten hectic successful & enjoyable years. I have found you to be very professional in the way you carried out the various routine & major work on our pitch. I have always recommended you to other clubs in the county & elsewhere".

Previous Client

"In the past 2 years, I have visited Thomas' business 4 times in my role as an auditor for Bord Bia and on each visit I have been extremely impressed with his professionalism, attention to detail and customer focus. I visit plenty of landscapers each year, particularly in the UK and I can safely say that Thomas' company is one of the best I have seen in the last five years"


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Thomas J Crummy Landscaping, upgraded, redesigned and replanted my garden recently, I found this team, professional, friendly ,just a joy to work with. What was striking was, that they took pride in what they were doing. There was ample opportunity for discussion and exchanging ideas. My garden is now completed. It’s an uplifting, delightful peaceful place. Thank you Thomas and your team"