Approach this practice as you would a crime scene investigation: Know the what, where and why before you act.
Football is played in the turf rather than on the turf — field maintenance strategies need to meet the multiple challenges unique to the sport.
It can be used alone — or in combination with other maintenance practices — to bring multiple benefits to an athletic field.
A sound watering program should utilize only as much water as is needed by the turfgrass plants to produce healthy, vigorous and wear-resistant playing surfaces.
While they let your artistry shine and enhance the fan experience, they must never take precedence over field safety, playability or turfgrass health.
The key, whether dealing with strictly field issues or facility or city-wide issues, is to develop a workable plan and follow it consistently.
Depending on your location, facility and the sports played, summer can be your busiest or slowest time — or anywhere in between.
Seventy percent of baseball and softball takes place on the infield — for the safety of the athletes and top playability, a well-planned and consistent maintenance program is a must.
Practices must be adaptable, timely, safety-focused and within budget.
This maintenance practice can improve soil conditions, enhance field playability and help with turfgrass growth