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BEACON Ballfields Weekly Field Tips ! ( Apr.’17.)

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April 10, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

“Evaporation will be your enemy…” Moisture is crucial to keep high-wear areas under control. The areas around home plate and the pitcher’s mound are subject to the most wear and keeping moisture in these areas is critical for reducing wear. Often you’ll see tarps covering the mound and home plate. Those weren’t necessarily placed there to protect those areas from rain. That’s the secondary benefit. The main reason is to keep moisture from evaporating from those areas. If left uncovered, evaporation will cause dry soil to easily break apart, and heavy wear will occur more quickly.

You can learn more keeping moisture in your high wear areas and more with this Groundskeeper University lesson, 105. Moisture Management: Managing Moisture Around the Field…

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

FieldShield Standard Hem Area Tarps — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24-48 hours! Lighten up, but stay tough. These 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. Exclusive FieldShield Standard Hem Area Tarps, use fss10 during checkout (offer valid thru April 16).

Non-Absorbent Roller Squeegee — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24-48 hours! Heavy-duty aluminum handle with 36″W seamless rollers. For infield skin we recommend using this non-absorbent roller. Exclusive Non-Absorbent Roller Squeegee: use sqg10 during checkout (offer valid thru April 16).

DISCONTINUED ITEM OF THE WEEK

DISCONTINUED Item — Infield Lip Broom SAVE $20!  —  Ideal for removing loose material from turf edges to reduce lip build-up. Bent 60″ handle reduces back strain, 28″ broom head. Discontinued item available in limited quantities. Brand-new condition. Infield Lip Broom

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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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