FAQ Baseball & Softball

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FAQ Baseball & Softball 2017-04-17T20:31:31+00:00
How can I prevent the large holes that develop in the pitching areas? 2017-04-16T15:30:21+00:00

It all begins with the proper clay and manta moisture levels for packing.  Preformed mound bricks are a good way to shore up landing areas when frequent maintenance is not available.

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What’s the best type of infield mix? 2017-04-16T15:29:04+00:00

That is a highly variable question based on level of play and maintenance plan.  However, some basic principles are to make sure that clay:silt ratios are 1:1 and that the mix is clean and free of debris. Inexpensive soil tests can help to determine what you currently have and adjustments can be made from there.

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How can we keep grass growing around the home plate circle? 2017-04-16T15:27:22+00:00

Aerate worn areas monthly and spread seed immediately following.  For a permanent solution, install synthetic turf on batter walk up paths and the rim around the batter’s circle.

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How can we keep grass growing on the path between the mound and home? 2017-04-16T15:25:43+00:00

Use batting practice mats when possible. Aerate that area monthly and spread grass seed immediately following. Grass may be pre-germinated to speed establishment.

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We have a buildup of dirt along the back of our infield grass edge. How can that be repaired? 2017-04-16T15:22:58+00:00

The best offense is a good defense. On a weekly basis, rake infield dirt from the grass edge back into the infield dirt using a stiff steel leaf rake. On a monthly basis, blast built up dirt using a water hose and adjustable pressure nozzle.  If dirt build up is more than 1”, use a 21” sod harvester and cut out one width of sod around the infield grass edge and replace with new sod.

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