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

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Feb. 20, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S QUICK TIP
The purpose of nail dragging — or scarifying — the infield skin is to remove cleat marks and other imperfections that can hamper an infield’s playability. Cleats are typically about 3/8″ long, so your nail drag depth should be no deeper than 1/4 – 1/2″. The grooves in the base soil left by a nail drag help infield topdressing (or the top 1/2″ of soil) remain in place. When nail dragging, you’ll need to go over the infield twice — the second pattern cutting perpendicular to the first. This “cross-cutting” prevents infields from developing ripples, giving you a consistently smooth surface that’s more playable. To continue learning about this topic check out the Groundskeeper University lesson, Scarifying the Infield Skin…

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles and GroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Base Anchor Plugs  — 10% OFF
Use on ground anchors when bases are not in use. Prevents dirt buildup around stake and inside sleeve. Sold as single plugs. Exclusive Base Anchor Plugs: use plug10 during checkout (offer valid thru Feb. 26).

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. Sold as set of 3 sponges. Exclusive Puddle Sponge: use puddle10 during checkout (offer valid thru Feb. 26).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK
Open Box Item — Schutt Ball Barrel Save 30%!  —  GREAT VALUE — No more bending! Spring-loaded shelf raises as you remove balls. Holds 240 baseballs or 96 softballs. Limited quantities. Brand-new condition. Schutt Ball Barrel

This Has Everything You Need…
If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Get your copy of The Ultimate Ballfield Resource: The 2017 Beacon Catalog. Have you received one? If not, request your copy today. Our 2017 catalog is our complete listing of products to get you ready for the upcoming season. 

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