Spring brings warmer days and more sunshine, sure—but it also brings with it the bane of outdoor sports everywhere: mud. If sloppy, dangerous fields weren’t enough, you also have to deal with weeds, soil erosion, uneven grass… Indeed, when it comes to maintenance, you certainly have your work cut out for you in the spring!
But don’t fret; Fieldwallpads.com, your Clarion provider of athletic padding, pole pads, and more, is here to help. Below, you’ll learn a thing or two about keeping your outdoor sports facilities ready for action, even if weather conditions want to say otherwise.
Keep Things Dry Enough for Play
Of course, there’s not much you can do about something as small as dew on the grass, but large puddles and sloppy surroundings are another story. As a wall padding provider, we know how important it is to keep athletes safe, and slipping is no joke. Plus, nobody likes to look at a field that’s riddled with mud.
Little League recommends laser grading the infield of baseball diamonds; this process can, in addition, help a variety of sports keep their fields level. Levelness, in turn, promotes proper drainage and ensures a clean, healthy-looking playing field.
Keep Up With Mowing
According to the University of Nebraska Lincoln, mowing should begin as soon as the spring growing season starts. Beginning this chore early prevents too much blade from being removed, which would damage the grass and lead to bigger headaches for field managers down the line.
That being said, be careful to mind the weather when you mow. The Sports Turf Managers Association, for example, advises against mowing after it rains, as this can cause ruts and compact the soil. It’s all the more reason to stay on top of mowing and not let the grass grow until the need for a trim becomes dire.
Don’t Forget Your Wall Pads
Few things make a great piece of turf look lackluster more quickly than a sad surrounding facility. Athletes and fans alike expect everything to be perfect when the season begins; the anticipation of waiting all winter has to culminate into an amazing experience! Ensuring everything from your outdoor wall padding to your stadium graphics is fresh-looking and fierce—and replacing them if they aren’t—goes a long way towards a professional-looking facility.
Fieldwallpads.com: All Your Sports Facility Needs in One Place
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