Drag Brushing

An artificial sports surface drag brushing service involves using specialised equipment to groom and maintain the synthetic turf by systematically removing brushes or similar attachments across the surface. This process helps to distribute infill material evenly, rejuvenate the turf fibres, and maintain optimal playability.

Here’s an overview of what a typical drag-brushing service for artificial sports surfaces might involve:


Professionals assess the condition of the artificial sports surface to determine if it’s due for a drag brushing service.

Equipment Selection:

Specialised drag-brushing equipment is selected based on the type of artificial turf, the infill material used, and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Drag Brushing Process:

  • The drag brushing equipment, often equipped with stiff brushes, is systematically pulled across the surface in a controlled manner.
  • The brushes penetrate the turf fibres and help redistribute the infill material, preventing compaction and ensuring even coverage.


The frequency of drag brushing depends on factors such as the intensity of use, the type of sports played, and the manufacturer’s guidelines. It’s often included in routine maintenance schedules.

Quality Check:

After the drag-brushing process, the surface is inspected to ensure that the infill material is evenly distributed and the turf fibres are correctly groomed.

Benefits of Drag Brushing Service:

  • Infill Redistribution: Drag brushing helps prevent infill compaction and ensures that the infill is distributed evenly across the surface.
  • Improved Playability: The process rejuvenates the turf fibres, enhancing ball bounce, traction, and overall performance.
  • Safety: Regular drag brushing maintains consistent playing conditions, contributing to player safety.
  • Aesthetics: The surface looks refreshed and well-maintained after drag brushing.
  • Longevity: Consistent drag brushing as part of routine maintenance can extend the lifespan of the artificial sports surface.

When seeking a drag brushing service for an artificial sports surface, it’s crucial to collaborate with experienced professionals who understand the specific requirements of the turf and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Proper drag-brushing techniques contribute to maintaining the quality, safety, and playability of the playing area.