Infield Dragging

Infield Dragging
Infield skinned areas are the most used portion of any baseball or softball field and therefore need constant attention to insure good playing conditions. Infield skinned area soils should have 20 - 30% clay content. Because of this higher clay content, skinned areas can become too compacted which negatively impacts the overall quality of play.
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Natural Grass vs Synthetic Turf Athletic Field Costs: Part 5

Natural Grass vs Synthetic Turf Athletic Field Costs: Part 5
Natural Grass vs Synthetic Turf: A Comparison of Construction and Yearly Maintenance Costs Part 5 - When is Synthetic Turf A Legitimate Option? This is part of a blog post series intended to be an accurate and unbiased discussion of sports field construction and maintenance costs for high performance natural grass sports fields as compared to synthetic turf.
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Turf Maintenance: Mowing Height Preferences

Turf Maintenance: Mowing Height Preferences
Aside from the common guidance discussed previously, in-season mowing height can also vary based on the preferences of coaches and players. For example, a baseball field may be cut slightly higher if a pitching staff has a solid ground ball fly ball ratio and the taller turf will give the infield a better ability to make plays on the greater number of infield grounders.
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Sports Field Maintenance: Mowing

Sports Field Maintenance: Mowing
There is no single "ideal" mowing height for sports turf. Many factors are involved that will shape a mowing plan including the grass type, climate, time of year, even the intended speed and style of play of the team that will play on the field.
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Infield Maintenance - Part 5 - Fertilization, Weed Control

Infield Maintenance - Part 5 - Fertilization, Weed Control
Baseball and Softball Infield Maintenance. Part 5. Fertilization, Weed Control. The key elements to successful care of the turfgrass are mowing, irrigation, aerating, fertilization and weed control.
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Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 2

Q&A - Professional Baseball Infield Maintenance - Part 2

Maintaining a high quality baseball infield surface requires paying constant attention to several important factors. The best infields receive this sort of dedicated attention to detail on a daily basis. Head Groundskeepers Eric Ferland and Karsten Blackwelder are two professionals that ensure their high profile baseball fields receive the necessary dedication and care. TMC asked Eric and Karsten to take part in a Q&A on maintaining professional, premium baseball infields. In this two part Q&A, we want to help educate and inform anyone responsible for maintaining baseball infields by sharing some of the experience and knowledge these professionals have garnered through years of learning and service...

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