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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Field Tips ! (Dec.)

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Dec. 12, 2016       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP
After a rain event, you need to remove any standing water from your infield. The less water that is allowed to deeply penetrate the infield soil, the faster you can turn the field around and get it back to playable. Your best bet is using a tool like a puddle pump or a puddle pillow/sponge. When using a puddle pump, find the deepest spot of the puddle or dig a small hole that you can rest the pump in to suck up the water. A piece of filter fabric over the pump will prevent silt or other soil material from getting up into the pump. Run a hose from the pump out to the outfield grass and pump as much water as you can off the infield skin…

Learn more with Groundskeeper University’s lesson on “Ways to Attack a Wet Infield” including how-to info and informative videos that will help you get your wet fields back in playing condition. And, while you’re there, check out the lesson that gets to some of the root causes of your situation:  “Causes of Puddles”

Remember to visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles and GroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Beacon Puddle Sponge 10% OFF
Remove puddles quickly and easily with this sponge that is built to last through several seasons of use. It’s easy, and won’t disturb your topdressing — absorb puddles, squeeze out the puddle water in a grassy off-field area and then hang to dry. Exclusive Beacon Puddle Sponge: use puddle10 during checkout (offer valid thru Dec. 18).

Sifter Shovel 10% OFF
Scoops and sifts waste while leaving behind valuable topdressings on the infield skin. Exclusive Sifter Shovel: use sift10 during checkout (offer valid thru Dec. 18).

FEATURED OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK
Last Chance! — Premade 120 x 14 Netting Panel. It’s the last one! —  These returned netting panels have gone fast. We’re down to just one option: 14’H x 120’L, white 4″ mesh #504 with vinyl hem/grommets. Premade 120 x 14 Netting Panel

Visit the NEW GROUNDSKEEPER U !
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. Visit Groundskeeper U !

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