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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( August 2017)

August 14, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

Our first taste of late autumn chill has visited or soon will as renovation to ball fields hits a fevered pitch. The race is on to get field projects done before the colder winter weather sets in across much of the U.S.

In the north, we have a couple months before old man winter’s icy winds will begin to shut things down but down south there is still ample time to do renovation work to your fields provided there is a break in the scheduled use of the facilities.

With the renovations we have covered previously (Part 1, Part 2), your turf and infield skin should be in fine shape by now. We’ll wrap up post-season renovations by paying attention to the two areas on the ball field that see the bulk of the abusive wear — the mound and home plate areas.

Continue reading our article, Post-Season Renovation Part 3: Mound & Home Plate at Ballfields.com

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

TUFFdeck On-Deck Circles — 10% OFF

Go ahead, use metal spikes. They sink in and wedge between the mini-coin pattern surface for added traction. PVC surface protects graphics. Durable surface cleans up easily with soap and water. Sold individually. Great for team branding or sponsorships. Exclusive TUFFdeck On-Deck Circles, use deck10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 20).

Varsity Hollywood Kwik-Release Double 1st Base — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Double 1st Base release base disengages completely with enough impact. With a patented design that also compresses upon impact. Premium rubber construction won’t absorb water and repels dirt and is ultra durable. Exclusive Varsity Kwik-Release Double 1st Base, use kwik10 during checkout (offer valid thru August 20).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — FieldShield Area Tarp, Weighted Hem — 25% OFF!   A great deal. No need for bags, pins, or weights. Made in the USA, high-quality mound covers and home plate tarps in two material weights. 18oz 10’D weighted hem tarp, royal blue. Like-new condition. FieldShield Area Tarp, Weighted Hem

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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