THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP
So much of a baseball or softball game involves the one-on-one battle between pitcher and batter. Every pitch of every game involves the mound and home plate area. Consequently, no areas on a ballfield see more wear. The common wear areas on the mound and where batter’s and catcher’s cleats dig in will need extra attention. Here’s what you’ll need to properly repair these areas fortified with clay: grooming rake, sharpened iron rake, medium bristled push broom, corn broom, square end shovel, tamp, small hand-pump sprayer or watering can, sifter shovel, and pre-moistened mound clay.
To learn more repairing these high-wear clay-fortified areas, visit the Groundskeeper University lesson, 102: Mound & Home Plate Care: Repairing Clay-Fortified Areas…
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