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Latte Mocha Grandes for a Week: $37.50 --
50 lb Bag of Fertilizer: $13.58
April 5, 2007  --  Issue 3
Better Fields for Better Play
Jim Reiner

Concerned about fertilizer costs?  Well, gas prices are going out of sight!  I've heard it might go over $4 a gallon this summer!

You know what? 

If you buy fancy coffee at Starbucks you are paying over $25 a gallon for it!

A week's worth of latte mocha grandes will set you back almost $40!

Now consider this. It costs money for fertilizer, but it might cost a lot less than you think.

If you head over to the local Home Depot or Lowes you'll find 20 pounds of lawn fertilizer going for $25.

Did you know you can get a 50 pound bag of high quality fertilizer for less than $15? 

Just go the same turf supply outlet that landscapers and golf course maintenance specialists use.

In my neighborhood, that means the best sources for fertilizer are either Horizon or Sierra Pacific Turf Supply.

Typically, one 50 pound bag covers 10,000 square feet. So, an entire high school baseball field could be fertilized with about 8 bags of fertilizer.

Or use one 50 lb bag today on a high school size infield.

Buy the 50 pound bags. You get more for your money.

And hundreds of people will enjoy a better baseball experience with a better looking field. 

For me, the baseball park is the 'third place', not the coffee shop!

Have fun!

Yours for better fields,

J. Reiner

Jim Reiner
Publisher, Editor, & Groundskeeper

The Ultimate Baseball Field Renovation Guide

A frequently asked question is, "how much do I need when I'm looking for fertilizer, seed, or baseball dirt?"

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