South Bend

Turf Installation in South Bend

In addition to its reputation for manufacturing innovation, South Bend offers activities for anyone, no matter what your interests are. There is access to sporting venues, casinos, parks, botanical gardens, and more! RZ Sports has been part of the scene, taking care of residential lawns, commercial properties, and athletic facilities for over 30 years.

Our licensed and trained professionals in South Bend provide many services, including:

  • Residential and commercial lawn installation
  • Sports turf renovation and repair
  • Athletic field maintenance
  • All-skinned baseball fields
  • Laser grading technology
  • Sub-surface drainage systems
  • Proper water management services
  • Aeration and overseeding
  • Irrigation installation
  • USGA root-zone topdressing
  • Complete fertilization and weed control programs
  • Fungicide and grub control treatments

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Athletic Turf Installation

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Although artificial turf seems to be advantageous for outdoor athletic facilities to minimize care and maintenance, it has issues that they don’t tell you about. Concerns include a potential increase in athlete injuries, offensive odors, and the possibility of toxic run-off from the crumb rubber pellets.

RZ Sports Turf has extensive experience in natural athletic field installation and maintenance and has been supporting playing fields in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan for over 30 years. We have developed, in partnership with Michigan State University, the Built-Up Sand-Capped Athletic Field Drainage System to assist in proper drainage of natural grass turf, eliminating many of its downfalls. This system can be incorporated into new and existing fields.


We specialize in natural athletic field installation for:

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Turf Repair

Whether it’s a home lawn, commercial property, or an athletic field, RZ Sports Turf has you covered with top-notch turf repair and maintenance. Our experts can diagnose your issues and determine the corrective actions that will have your grass looking healthy and vibrant again.

We will work with you to solve common and uncommon turf issues, such as:

  • Standing water
  • Saturated soil conditions
  • Worn out areas
  • Compacted soil
  • Bald spots
  • Lawn diseases and pests
  • And many more!

Residential Hydroseeding

Whether you need a new lawn installation, lawn renovation, or turf repair, RZ Sports Turf has you covered with our innovative hydroseeding program. When combined with our hydromulching process, which involves covering your newly seeded areas with a blanket of green, nutrient-filled hydromuch, grass germination and sprouting can be expected within 7 to 14 days. Our 60-day fertilizer and follow-up program ensures conditions are right for optimum growth of your new turf with 2 scheduled fertilizer applications and broadleaf weed control as needed. You will also receive instructions on the proper watering, fertilization, and mowing practices to support your new turf.

Hydroseeding has many benefits, including:

  • At approximately ⅓ the price of sod installation, it’s cost effective for large areas.
  • Unlike sod, custom seed mixtures can be created to fit your lawn’s needs.
  • The hydroseed mulch protects the seeds, speeds up germination, acts as erosion control and gives your lawn a healthy-looking green color until the new grass is visible.
  • Installation can be 50% faster than other methods and yields a lawn that can be walked on and mowed after 4 to 6 weeks.

Residential Lawn Installations

There are many reasons why you may need a lawn renovation. You may have purchased a newly constructed home or parts of your turf may be dead or filled with weeds. The trained technicians at RZ Sports Turf can assess your property and recommend the best residential or commercial lawn installation method for your growing conditions and budget.

Methods used for residential lawn renovation in South Bend include:

  • Hyrdroseeding – a blend of seed, mulch, and other nutrients is applied to the areas to be renovated. This method is economical, especially when renovating or repairing large areas, and allows the grass to become native to your soil from the moment it sprouts, increasing resilience.


  • Dry-seeding – a premium-quality grass blend appropriate for your site conditions will be applied to the required areas. This option is cost-effective, but success depends on seeding timing and attention to watering needs.


  • Sod installation – gives you instant results, but is the most costly option. It can be installed throughout the growing season but needs water and sunlight to properly take root.


Whatever your natural turf needs are, the professionals at RZ Sports Turf in South Bend can support you. Contact us today to improve your lawn or field’s appearance and health.

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Some of the Services We Provide in South Bend

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