Overseeding, sprigging, and aeration – OH MY!

  Turfgrass has its own extensive vocabulary, and while we aren’t going to go over EVERY term, there are a few that will be helpful to know as we discuss our turfgrass maintenance more and more! Some of these words you may have seen before and some of these practices are things you can even…

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Cool season vs Warm season grasses – what does it even mean?

As we learned last week, we have cool and warm season grasses here at the Plex. While they can be slightly self-explanatory, let’s dive deeper into the root of the different types of grasses (Ha – roots)! THE ZONES: Turfgrass experts have split the United States into different zones: Cool-season zone, transition zone, and warm-season…

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How much do you really know about the Plex?

Welcome to Turf Talk – now a blog! Where all we talk about is the grass at the Maryland SoccerPlex! Let’s start at the beginning and let you know all the details about the Plex.   The Maryland SoccerPlex is located inside the South Germantown Recreational Park. We control 22 of the 24 fields, equating…

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The National Collegiate Rugby Championship is coming to the Maryland SoccerPlex

Collegiate Rugby Championship Moves to a New City and Weekend National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced that the 2023 Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) will be held on April 28-30 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the Washington D.C. metro area. Based on membership feedback, NCR moved the national championship tournament to late April in order to better…

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School’s Out – Camp is in!

We are back in school which means – there are random days off! We’ve got you covered on those days with our School’s Out All Sports Camp! School’s Out All-Sports Camp provides your 5-13 year-olds a safe place to go and play on their days off! Campers will spend the day playing different sports both,…

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The Maryland SoccerPlex Sports Turf Institute

Maryland Soccer Foundation Establishes Sports Turf Institute Apprenticeship program growing next generation of turf industry professionals Boyds, Maryland – The Maryland Soccer Foundation is hoping a new Sports Turf  Institute will take root here and grow the next generation of specialists in the area of sports field management, an industry with high-paying jobs and few…

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MSF Elects New Board of Directors President

Maryland Soccer Foundation Elects First Woman to Lead Board of Directors Boyds, Maryland (January 27, 2022) – The Maryland Soccer Foundation, in its 23rd year as the governing board of the Maryland SoccerPlex and Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse, has elected long-time board member Joyce Fuhrmann as its newest president. Fuhrmann is the first woman to hold the…

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Adventist HealthCare Named new Sponsor of the Maryland SoccerPlex

Adventist HealthCare will become the official overall sponsor of the Maryland SoccerPlex, located in Boyds, MD. The sponsorship began in early 2020 and will include renaming the current 64,000-square-foot Discovery Sports Center to the “Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse. The Maryland SoccerPlex is a recognized name in the Washington D.C. region for promoting health and physical activity…

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