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High School Athletic Fields

Sep 10, 2009 at 6:23pm  —  Kevin Frank

After a relatively cool and wet summer we're having some nice warm and dry weather. With the drier weather and the added stress of multiple games on a single field, it's never a bad idea to check the uniformity of the irrigation system to ensure all heads are working. This might be the first time all year when a field would show stress from poor irrigation coverage. Also, don't forget the fertilizer during the fall playing season. All the activities on the field will obviously start to wear on the turf, make sure it has enough fertilizer to be able to recover from the traffic.