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Mowing tip number five is today’s field maintenance tip of the day!
TIP 5: Mowing the field when wet is not recommended and should be avoided whenever possible.
Check back tomorrow for the four traditional patterns to mow a baseball field.
The mowing tip for today’s field maintenance tip of the day is the fourth mowing tip of the week!
TIP 4: If the mower makes turns on the skinned areas and warning track, remove any clippings on those areas.
More tips next week and look forward to the four traditional patterns to mow a baseball field!
Today’s field maintence tip is mowing tip number two!
TIP 2: Remember to check oils and lubricate the equipment prior to mowing. Proper equipment maintenance is critical.
More on mowing tomorrow!
Types of Mowers
There are two types of mowers available to cut the field: 1) rotary, and 2) reel mowers.
ROTARY: The most common type of mower is a rotary mower. Rotary mowers
are used primarily on residential lawns.
REEL: Reel mowers are more specialized and are used on higher maintenance
facilitates like golf courses and athletic fields. These mowers require additional
training to operate properly. Reel mowers are used to provide better quality
cutting and allows very low cutting heights. These mowers also have striping
capabilities, as shown in the following photos.
Field Maintenance Tip of the Day!
When determining whether to renovate or reconstruct a field follow this rule:
The rule: Reconstruct if the turf has more than 50% weeds with a large proportion of crab grass or poas trivilis; renovate the field if it has less than 50% weed infestation.
Look back here tomorrow for some more helpful tips on renovating and reconstructing your baseball field!
Today’s field maintenance tip is about drags. A drag is used to smooth the areas of the infield.
Tip: Never drag the drag over grass, always pick up your drag and carry it away.
Mowing Tip: A rule of thumb is mow no more than one-third of the blade of grass at any given time.
Mowing the grass more than one-third at a time can result in discoloration or “scalping” of the turf, or cutting the turf too low. The mowing of the infield and outfield grass should be completed based on the grass growing heights. Common types of Grasses and suggested mowing heights are as follows.
Bluegrass : 1-1.5 in.
Tall fescue: 2 in.
Zoysia : .5 – 1 in.
Bermuda: .5 – 1 in.