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

 

April 24, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

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…

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

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Discontinued ITEM OF THE WEEK

Discontinued — 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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