The best Topdressing for your baseball field
for your Baseball Field
the root zone and smooth out ruts
or dips in your turf with topdressing
is the best topdressing mix?
- Best choice is
some combination of topsoil, sand, and compost.
- Get at least a
sand and compost mix.
- 5-10 yards for
a high school infield.
- 3-5 yards for
a little league infield.
I've used and am satisfied with:
topdressing mix - Cascade Rock, Central Home Supply
topdressing quality sand - Granite Construction
Tips & Hints
- You need a way
to get the material from the dumped pile to your turf area. Plan on
using wheelbarrows, tractor loaders, or carts you can pull. It's heavy.
You need to move alot.
- Don't worry about
putting it on perfectly even. Spread with a field rake and then drag
once or twice to smooth it out nicely.
- Topdressing can
be used on just the bare spots or on the entire field.
- Don't use it all
up. Save a small pile for later when you do some minor leveling or spot
Mistakes to avoid
- You don't want
rocks or sticks in your topdressing. Make sure you order good stuff
or you'll be picking it out or have to just live with it.
great stuff to grow
a tractor at work
hauling and moving
example of analyzing
topdressing content -
lots of sand and soil
moving the pile one
shovel at a time
topdressing used on
a thin area