A loam with a typical clay content of 24%. This loam has been the main stay of local authority and school cricket pitches for many years. It is an ideal loam where a pitch is required to give a good surface while receiving a minimal amount of preparation.
Boughton Loam pitches are renowned for being free draining which enables quick easy pitch preparation along with fast grass seed germination. For construction projects Boughton Loam can be screened at 10mm to facilitate being used as a base loam so reducing costs when the construction is greater than 75mm in depth.
To finish of your project or for the construction of pitches of less than 75mm in depth Boughton Loam can be screened at 3mm to give a smooth level finish.
Boughton has been used at Oakham School for 12 years. I am delighted with the consistent pace and bounce along with the ease of preparation when the pressure is on
Keith Exton – Head Groundsman at Oakham School, now 1st Class Groundsman at Glamorgan Cricket Club
When dressing cricket pitches after play has ceased, Boughton loam produce various dressings to enable consistent compatibility with the original cricket loam used.
Boughton Loam dressings are guaranteed dry to enable easy spreading either by hand or through mechanical spreaders.
Boughton Loams are sterilised to stop the importation of weed seeds and soil born fungi which can develop into fairy rings.
Whether constructing or reconstructing a cricket square, Boughton Loam can be supplied loose in tipper lorries or bagged in bulk (builders) bags and delivered throughout the UK.