Using a Roller on your baseball field
- How much do I need?
fertilizer, seed, and dirt?
your field, but find yourself wondering how much you need?
How many pounds or tons or yards?
needs a serious facelift. You plan to overseed, fertilize, and use
top dressing. You're going to do the whole 10 step turf
do I figure out how much do I need to do the job right?
overseed rate is 6 to 8 pounds per 1000 sq ft. One 50 pound
bag is good for a high school size infield. One 50 pound bag can overseed
2 little league infields. A typical high school outfield will
need 7-9 bags of seed.
seed to new areas at double the rate as overseeding
or about 10-15 pounds per 1000 sq ft.
generally at a rate of 5 pounds per 1000 sq ft. So, a 50 pound
bag is more than enough for a high school size infield. A little
league infield will take about 25 pounds. A typical high school outfield
will need 9 bags. A typical little league outfield will need 3
on the infield turf at a rate of 5-10 yards for a high school
size infield. A little league size infield will take 3-5
yards on the turf. Use less if the infield is in good shape and
level. Use more if the infield has ruts and low spots you are
leveling out. I used top dressing on a high school outfield once.
Once was enough. I used 40 tons which was not enough and I spent
most of two days spreading it. How much do I need? It can vary
quite a bit, but these guidelines generally work.
on the infield skin and basepaths. Use two of the 50 pounds bags on
homeplate, the mound, and the basepaths. Cover a high school size
infield with 40 bags. Use a nail drag to work it in.
warning track at a high school field. I used
8 yards of a mix that was 50% decomposed granite and 50% crushed red
baseball mix to your infield skin. Depends somewhat on
how much you are missing, but a start is 10 yards on a high school size
field and 5 yards on a little league field.
you've read through the answer your question how much do I need it's a
good idea to review the getting started section.
50 lb bags