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BEACON Ballfields Weekly Field Tips ! ( May – ’17.)

May 8, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

Wet fields are just a fact of life when it comes maintaining your ballpark. After a rain event, your first order of business is to remove any standing water. 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 all the do’s and don’ts for your wet fields at the Groundskeeper University lesson, Module 104. Rainfall Rescues: Ways to Attack a Wet Field …

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

Triple Play Batter’s Box Template — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! All of your batter’s box sizes in one template. This batter’s box template is a big time saver and makes sure your batter’s box is always accurately aligned with home plate. Three sizes in one simple template. Exclusive Triple Play Batter’s Box Template, use trip10 during checkout (offer valid thru May 14).

Beacon Plow Pan Spiker — 10% OFF

Designed for punishing fractaction of compacted infield soils. This unit features two offset rows of heavy-duty forged spikes. Available in 4’W and 6’W. Exclusive Beacon Plow Pan Spiker, use plow10 during checkout (offer valid thru May 14).

Open Box ITEM OF THE WEEK

Open Box Item — Standard Backstop Padding About HALF OFF!   There are two options: Royal blue 4’H x 10’W or Kelly green 45″H x 87″W. In both cases the padding was returned for being the wrong size. Standard Backstop Padding

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. 

Visit Groundskeeper University!

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