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

May 15, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

I grew up in California, in the San Francisco area. Over the course of the first twenty-five years of my life we experienced a major drought and some other moderate droughts, too. If you have ever lived in an area where water scarcity is a concern, your role as a groundskeeper or sports turf manager becomes heavily scrutinized in a hurry. “Why on earth are you watering dirt?!!!!”Believe me, I heard that loudly a number of times in my teens and early twenties, when I was tending to fields or working as a baseball coach in California. To the novice, the notion of watering around home plate, on the baselines and the infield dirt is about dust control. To the grounds manager on a baseball field, watering dirt is about ensuring that the entire soil profile players hit, pitch, run and field on has sufficient moisture not just on the surface, but through the surface…

Click here to continue reading this article on Ballfields.com from Minnesota Twins Head Groundskeeper Larry Divito, “Give Me Some Water”…


You can also learn more about hoses & nozzles at the Groundskeeper University lesson, Module 105. Moisture Management: Hoses & Nozzles …

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

50′ or 100′ GH Field Hose — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Improved design, this hose handles a working pressure up to 150 psi. Constructed with a smooth PVC inner tube. Choose from 50′ (1″) or 100′ (1″). Exclusive GH Field Hose, use gh10 during checkout (offer valid thru May 21).

Orange Mushroom Anchor Plug — 10% OFF

Use on ground anchors when bases are not in use. Prevents dirt buildup around stake and inside sleeve. Orange Mushroom plug is sold as single plug. Exclusive Orange Mushroom Base Anchor Plug, use mushroom10 during checkout (offer valid thru May 21).

Open Box ITEM OF THE WEEK

Open Box Item — Jack Corbett Base Set Save $34!   Get the big league bases at a discount. This set of bases used by all 32 MLB teams has one base that is slightly used — it did not fit the customer’s ground anchor, so it is slightly used and has just a little dirt color on the bottom. The other two bases are brand new. Set of 3. Brand-new/slightly-used condition. Jack Corbett Base Set

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!

Get the Ultimate Ballfield Resource…

If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Request your copy today. Our 2017 catalog is a complete listing of products to keep you rolling with everything you need all season long.

 

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