Spot seed Your Baseball Field Turf
Spotseed Your Baseball Field Turf
ten in baseball field turf maintenance is to
fil in thin spots in the turf
you're going to do
1 to 1-1/2 weeks, the seed should be germinating.
It is essential to
add seed to any areas where there is thin growth caused by inconsistent
watering patterns or thunderstorms.
Why you do
You want to ensure
consistent turf coverage and growth. Spot seeding fills in thin areas.
This helps improve the field so it is safe, true, and consistent.
How you do this
- Lightly rake any
area with thin growth to loosen the soil.
- Spread seed to
areas of thin growth.
- Lightly topdress
with a mixture of sand and soil or compost.
- Remember to continue
the same irrigation pattern of frequent, light waterings until there
is established turf covering the field.
Mistakes to avoid
- Use the same kind
of seed to spotseed that you used for the overseeding.
Don't just pile
on the seed in the thin areas without covering it with dirt. If you
do, one of two things usually occurs: the birds eat it or the sprinklers
cause puddling and the seed floats to the edges leaving the middle
of the thin area still thin.
Once I left a
team with 50 pounds of seed to spotseed after three weeks. They used
it all up on a couple small thin areas!
other maintenance goofs as well as spotseed mistakes, check this out.
don't skimp on seed
seed with the same
seed used earlier