How to Groom a Synthetic Baseball or Softball Field
Synthetic turf baseball and softball fields are built to withstand hundreds of hours of activity. With the increased action your field sees, especially during the peak season, it is imperative for the surface to have proper maintenance practices conducted. The most important habit you will need to implement is regular grooming of your field.
We often get asked how frequently grooming needs to be conducted. Our recommendation is that your synthetic turf field should be groomed once for every 40 hours of activity. During peak baseball and softball seasons, typically spring and summer, your field will usually need to be groomed about every two weeks.
What does grooming entail? Below are some best practices for regular synthetic turf field upkeep:
- brushing the fibers
- keeping infill levels adequate in high-traffic areas (think: pitcher’s mounds/circles, batter’s boxes, sliding paths, etc.)
- removing trash and other debris
- alerting your Motz365 Turf Care Expert to any repairs needed
- ensuring that harmful activities stay off of the surface
Looking for an in-depth play-by-play on how to properly groom a synthetic turf baseball or softball field? Complete the form below to receive a downloadable guide showcasing high-traffic areas and proper grooming patterns.