April digital focus : field maintenance AB Highlights field maintenance coverage compiled from our extensive archive

Sports Turf Care Requires Right Tools for Multiple Jobs

You need the right tools to care for a natural athletic field, but after that, according to one industry expert, you need "three primary cultural practices: mowing, fertilizing and irrigating."

Maintaining Quality Athletic Fields on Any Budget

Arrangements for field maintenance and use take different forms depending on what works best for the stakeholders. Here's a look at three different approaches taken by different programs.

Field Maintenance: Keep In-House or Hire a Pro?

Maintaining athletic fields is crucial to their performance, and doing it right takes expertise, time and money. How do you know whether your in-house staff is sufficient, or if you need to consult outside experts? Let us show you.

How to Properly Maintain Baseball and Softball Infields

Groundskeeping is time-consuming and labor-intensive, to be sure, but a number of techniques employed on a routine basis, or even once, can help keep ball diamonds appearing polished and playable, and more serious maintenance problems at bay.

Maintaining High-Wear Areas on Natural Grass Fields

With foot traffic of athletes comes potential headaches for turf managers. How well the field holds up depends on off-time preparation, weather cooperation and ongoing maintenance attention.

Responding to Acts of Vandalism on Turf Fields

One of the odd aspects of field vandalism is that picking up the pieces afterward depends less on how bad the damage is than on what the specific field and atmospheric conditions were at the time of the incident.

Groundskeepers Strive for Peak Irrigation Efficiency

When at the mercy of long dry spells and restricted water access, groundskeepers are challenged to keep sports turf soft, safe and playable.

Maintenance of Fields Affects Game and Globe

How can facility managers ensure that they’re maintaining their athletics surfaces responsibly?


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