IS FRAIZE MOWING RIGHT FOR YOUR GRASS FIELD? | Paragon Sports Constructors

IS FRAIZE MOWING RIGHT FOR YOUR GRASS FIELD?

The short answer is, yes!  Fraize mowing is a specialized process that acts like a planer for your natural grass field.  It removes surface irregularities such as clumpy grass or the lip of a baseball field without significantly changing the field’s grade and results in a smoother, more even surface. Fraize mowing can remove up to 3/8” of surface debris, ultimately providing your grass playing field improved plant health and durability.      

How does fraize mowing benefit my field?

By removing built-up organic matter from your field, you will have a more level playing surface with fewer irregularities that could pose a hazard to your athletes.  Specifically, fraize mowing can:

  • Remove thatch, organic, weed, and seed build-up.
  • Promote regeneration of existing grass which can strengthen the playing surface.
  • Smooth the surface of the field.

When should we fraize mow our field? 

The ideal time to fraize mow your field is anytime that your Bermudagrass is growing but it can be done whenever you need to remove thatch build-up from your field.  You should plan for four to six weeks of grow-back time once your field has been fraize mowed.

Fraize mowing acts as a planer for your field, removing up to 3/8″ of surface debris while leaving the root in place.

Are there other cultural services that should be done when we fraize mow?

Yes.  While fraize mowing does provide an economical solution to eliminating thatch build-up in your field it does work best when followed by additional top-dressing and proper dragging.  When coupled with additional cultural services your field can see a significant improvement in planarity and a thicker grass stand without complete renovation of your playing field. 

As a turn-key athletic facility services provider, Paragon Sports Constructors natural grass athletic field specialists understand the complexities of installing, renovating, and maintaining grass fields.  From fraize mowing and mound rebuilds to complete renovations, we can help keep your playing field in top shape. 

To schedule a grass field consultation or request a fraize mowing quote please call Pat Searight, Manager Natural Grass, at 254-913-9731 or email him at psearight@paragon-sports.com