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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( July ’17 )

July 31, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

July is the so-called “Dog Days” of summer, yet many youth, high school and adult baseball and softball seasons are nearing their end for the year. Now is the time to begin strategizing what renovations and improvements to make to those fields in the next few months in preparation for next season.

A good groundskeeper will put their ballfields to bed ready to go for the following season. Even those whose facilities host a fall ball season will typically get a period of a couple weeks or more of inactivity before the fall season starts up. Late summer and fall offer the best opportunity to make improvements to these ballfields because of the lack of on-field activity and typically drier weather patterns. Over the next several weeks, we’ll talk about the renovation period for ballfields and make recommendations for the types of projects that should be performed during this renovation window available. Continue reading our article, Post-Season Renovation Part 1: Plan Now at Ballfields.com

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles andGroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Bulldog Pitching Rubber — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! This is the best pitching rubber ever. You’ll flip for the Bulldog — literally. With a 3 in core center and 40 lbs of rubber — yes, FORTY POUNDS! — you get maximum durability and performance (2 in & 14 lbs for youth). When you need to, just flip the rubber to another side and you have even more long-lasting performance. Exclusive Bulldog Field Equipment Pitching Rubber, use bull10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 6).

Infield Edger — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Heavy-duty steel frame with oak handle. Extra sharp steel blade. 6″ or 12″ blade. Exclusive Infield Edger, use edge10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 6).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — 6’W Pro Rigid Steel Mat Drag — SAVE $65!   Designed by our head groundskeeper. Former Baltimore Orioles head groundskeeper Paul Zwaska designed, tested and perfected our Pro Rigid Steel Mat Drag. Slightly-used condition. 6’W Pro Rigid Steel Mat Drag

ONLINE TRAINING for Staff & Volunteers

COMPLETELY FREE & MOBILE FRIENDLY. We’ve relaunched the web’s premier online field maintenance training tool, Groundskeeper University. Our goal is to bring professional training directly to you and your staff. But that means it has to be done right. Learn the tried & true practices of the pros. Our dedicated online resources by groundskeepers for groundskeepers are available in whichever format works for you: blog articles, online field dimensions, innovative products and training at Groundskeeper U. Whatever you need for your ballfield, think Beacon. 

Visit Groundskeeper University!

Get the Ultimate Ballfield Resource…

If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Request your copy today. Our 2017 catalog is a complete listing of products to keep you rolling with everything you need all season long.

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