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The official blog of the Sportsplex Operators & Developers Association

Ball Diamond Specials from BEACON Ballfields ! (June)

June 5, 2018       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com
Check out our Monthly Specials for June!

THIS WEEK’S FIELD THOUGHTS

To the average Jane or Joe, when you look at a ballfield and see tarps on a mound and home plate area, they assume groundskeepers put those in place to protect those areas from getting wet from rain and irrigation. Little do they know that mound and plate tarps are critical tools to assist in maintaining moisture to these two high-wear areas of the ballfield. Protection from rain is actually a secondary benefit of using area tarps.

Mound and plate areas frequently use a high clay content soil for extra binding power in these high wear areas. Depending on the brand and the level of play the clay is designed for, high quality mound clay soils will have clay content anywhere between 30% and 70%. The higher the content, the better the holding power. But it is not just about the clay content…

Click to continue reading about controlling moisture with area tarps from Beacon’s Paul Zwaska: Area Tarps… They’re Not Just for Rain Protection

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

8oz FieldShield Standard Hem Area Tarps
SAVE up to $20

Typically ships within 3-5 business days. Protect your batters box and home plate area. 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. (Discount applied automatically, valid only for 8oz tarps)

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — 4-Wheel Streamliner Field Chalker  — SAVE $74, this is the only one available!  Great value on this 4-wheel workhorse. Our legendary field chalker is only slightly used, so this is your chance to get the industry-standard chalker. You won’t find a better way to line your fields.Slightly-used condition. NOW ONLY $325 (Reg. $399)

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

Find what you need, it’s all here.

If you there’s something your field needs, you’ll find it in our catalog. Request your copy of The Ultimate Ballfield Resource. Our catalog features 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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