Play Ball! Turf on Athletic Fields
One of the most fun and interesting places for SavATree / SavaLawn to be servicing is the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades at Dutchess Stadium. If you think you have foot traffic, you will be amazed by some of the unique challenges present on a baseball field.
Turf on athletic fields, due to its heavy usage for sports and concerts, requires special attention. Issues range from soil compaction, sun exposure, weeds, diseases, insect feeding, drainage, grass length, bare spots and scheduling treatments around game/practice schedules.
Arborist and Turf Consultant for SavaLawn, Steve Brink, has developed a close working relationship with Head Groundskeeper and Director of Stadium Maintenance, Tom Hubmaster, to maintain a healthy and green playing field. Steve states, “Through regular monitoring and lawn examinations we work in concert to create a program specific to the stadium’s turf conditions.” SavaLawn provides consultations on special lawn circumstances and provides integrated lawn applications throughout the season, customized to the changing needs of the lawn. Day to day maintenance services are administered in-house by Mr. Hubmaster’s crew. Mr. Hubmaster states, “Our relationship with SavaLawn works so well because we share common goals, we know our strengths and reach out for assistance when more complex turf situations ariseyielding a consistently beautiful lawn for players and thousands of fans to enjoy.”
SavaLawn’s Steve Brink explains how the field is treated to recover from the “K-104 Fest,” a concert sponsored by the local radio station, with up to 10,000 in attendance. “Every year after the concert we apply a balanced fertilizer and iron treatment to the grass to provide nutrients and initiate the recovery process. This also allows the grass to ‘green-up’ quickly for opening day.” Additional treatments are applied during the year to create and maintain strong root systems, enhance turf vigor and reduce excessive shoot growth. Broadleaf weed controls, insect control and crabgrass controls are also applied where needed and slow release fertilizer helps turf through the difficult period of heat. Steve adds, “Timing of applications is critical and sometimes can only be administered in the very early morning or late evening due to players practice and game schedules.” SavaLawn professionals provide a comprehensive program and work around a flexible regime to ensure that customer satisfaction is guaranteed.
Contact your Arborist to make sure your lawn is scheduled for fall services that will help strengthen your lawn’s root system for next year. . .core aeration to stimulate new and deeper roots, plus the lime and winterizer feeding to strengthen your lawn for the upcoming winter season. SavaLawn’s lawn care program . . .people and technology working together to make your lawn beautiful. GO RENEGADES!
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