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Beacon’s EXCLUSIVE Weekly Ballfields Tips ! (July)

Multi_sports_complex_1July 25, 2016        |        BeaconAthletics.com         |        Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP
  Fall field renovation and fall overseeding of warm season grasses is coming fast. It’s time to start shopping for your seed. The 2016 crop of seed is in the midst of harvesting and will soon hit your suppliers shelves. It pays to be vigilant about the seed you will be purchasing. If you purchase strictly by price, remember the old saying, “you get what you paid for”. Old crop (last year’s) with a lower germination percentage and grass seed that contains a percentage of weed seed often are some of the reasons for lower priced seed. I don’t know about you, but if it’s going into MY field, it better be clean. Read the seed tag. Reference this excellent educational piece by Penn State’s department of Plant Science: Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures. Be sure to read this piece before you make your next grass seed purchase so you can be an informed buyer.

Visit Ballfields.com for more tips and the groundskeeper’s podcast…

Steel Mat Mop 10% OFF
    Designed for grooming small areas like the mound and baselines.  Exclusive Steel Mat Mop: use smm10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 31).

‘No Soft Toss’ Ballpark Sign 10% OFF
Hang this sign on any fence where soft toss is not allowed to preserve the integrity of your chain link fence and prevent concave fences. Exclusive No Soft Toss Ballpark Sign: use noST10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 31).

FEATURED OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK
Dislodging Base Set … SAVE $139 ! —  Great value on these heavy-duty rubber bases. On impact the top portion of the base dislodges from the bottom. Slightly dirty, used condition. Champro Dislodging Bases Set

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