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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( August 2017)

August 7, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

It’s August and daylight is on the wane. The sun is coming up later and setting earlier. We are beginning to see a cool night make an appearance on occasion. And many baseball and softball seasons have wrapped up for the year. There will be some fall ball seasons played but football season will take the lead by the end of the month. That means many ball fields are done for the season so it’s time to get to it and get those fields ready for next spring.

Last week we talked about getting the grass back into shape after the season as well as dealing with any lip issues that may have developed during the season. Now, we move to the infield skin itself.

This time of year is the best time to do any renovation on the infield skin whether it is minor or major. You have plenty of time to work on it without the threat of an opening day deadline and still plenty of favorable weather and soil moisture conditions.

Continue reading our article, Post-Season Renovation Part 2: The Infield Skin at Ballfields.com

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

Infield Soil Test & Analysis — 10% OFF

You must first know what you are working with, otherwise you’re just guessing. Soil testing provides quantitative data to help to identify the shortcomings of an infield mix. And with proper analysis, a solution can be found to make sure your infield is as good and playable as it can be. Results may take up to two weeks. Price is per sample. Exclusive Beacon’s Infield Soil Test & Analysis, use test10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 13).

Pro Cord String Winder — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! It’s strong, but still stretchy enough to really snap a straight line. The 500 ft of high-strength, braided cotton string line is thicker for higher visibility and will stretch so you can really snap to get the straightest line possible. Exclusive Pro Cord String Winder, use cord10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 13).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — Softball Batting Cage Net — SAVE NEARLY 60%!   Amazing value. This is our Standard Batting Cage Net which is held to the strictest quality standards. This softball-sized net (55′) is used and repaired. It features hems and grommets on all sides with a door flap. Used condition. Softball Batting Cage Net

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. 

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