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Ball Diamond Specials from BEACON Ballfields ! (April)

Apr. 24, 2018       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com
Check out this week’s Anniversary Specials on tarps!

THIS WEEK’S FIELD THOUGHTS

With the baseball/softball season in full swing rain showers can become a regular factor for groundskeepers in many parts of the country. But, baseball field area tarps are used for more than just rain protection. In fact, the primary purpose of mound and home plate tarps is to manage moisture in the soil and clay beneath them. Tarps are put in place to keep moisture from evaporating from the mound and batter’s and catcher’s boxes. The more moisture you keep in your clay areas, the better they perform and the less wear you will experience in those areas. Protection from rainfall is actually a secondary benefit of tarping the mound and plate areas. But this is as equally important as holding moisture in. There are several different types of tarp materials available but this post really deals with the care and anchoring of these important groundskeeping tools.

Click to see the tips for your tarps from Beacon’s Paul Zwaska on Ballfields.comCaring for Baseball Tarps

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

8oz FieldShield STANDARD Hem Area Tarps  SAVE $16-$60

IN STOCK: Typically ships the next business day. Lighten up, but stay tough. These pitching mound covers and home plate tarps handle easy, but wear hard. Made in the USA and high quality. Includes spurred, rolled rim grommets every 3 to 4 ft. (Valid for the 8oz tarps only thru April 29, discount applied automatically)

8oz FieldShield WEIGHTED Hem Area Tarps   SAVE $20-$80

IN STOCK: Typically ships the next business day. Goodbye, sandbags. No need for bags, pins, or weights. Made in the USA, high-quality pitching mound covers and home plate tarps. (Valid for the 8oz tarps only thru April 29, discount applied automatically)

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — 29′ DIA 8oz FieldShield Home Plate Area Tarp, Weighted Hem  — SAVE $100!  – This 29′ home plate area tarp has been used and is a little dirty — but pretty much like it would be after your first use or so. It’s really a great value at $100 off. Slightly-used condition. Only ONE in stock… NOW ONLY $539 (Reg. $639)

By Groundskeepers, For Groundskeepers.

The time and effort necessary to train new staff each year can become overwhelming, and that’s exactly why we developed Groundskeeper U. GU is the perfect online tool for teaching new staff, summer help, and volunteers. Through videos, photos, audio, and written material your staff will learn the right way with the tried and true practices taught by Paul Zwaska.

Enjoy this by-groundskeepers-for-groundskeepers resource and, when you find a lesson or technique you know others will benefit from, be sure to share it on social media and with your colleagues!

Visit Groundskeeper University

This is the Catalog You Need.

If you there’s something your field needs, you’ll find it here. Request your copy of The Ultimate Ballfield Resource. Our new 2018 catalog is now available and it feature a complete listing of products to keep you rolling with everything you need all season long. This is your go-to must-have resource.

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