FALL MAINTENANCE FOR UPCOMING BASEBALL + SOFTBALL SEASONS | Paragon Sports Constructors

FALL MAINTENANCE FOR UPCOMING BASEBALL + SOFTBALL SEASONS

With the start of another school year there is an understandable focus on fall sports like football and the facilities they utilize, but now is also a critical time to focus on maintenance for your spring sports facilities like baseball and softball.  Proactive planning now will allow ample time for procurement and scheduling of the work so your fields are ready when practice starts and you can avoid conflicts with your practice schedule to get critical repair work done. 

Whether your fields are natural grass or synthetic turf, we have compiled a list of items to review now for your baseball and softball season ahead.  

NATURAL GRASS

Infield renovation at City of Colleyville City Park.

Natural grass fields require certain activities at the right time throughout the year to be game ready. Whether you decide to handle this in-house or contract someone, here are the recommended activities for the fall and early winter months of Texas so your baseball or softball field is ready for practice. 

  • Repair or rebuild mounds and home plate areas (as needed)
  • Remediate lips
  • Add infield clay & conditioner (as needed)
  • Re-align bases
  • Check irrigation system
  • Overseed (if needed)
  • Apply pre & post emergent depending on overseeding practices
  • Fertilize
  • Continue / resume routine mowing

Through our specialized natural grass team, we can work with your team to renovate or maintain your grass field and get it ready for the season ahead, drop us a note and let us know how we can assist.

Renovated infield at Stoney Point High School in Round Rock Independent School District.

SYNTHETIC TURF

Home plate box replacements at Rockwall High School.

Those with turf baseball and softball fields are familiar with the term “high wear area” – these are commonly the pitching mound or circle, home plate boxes, and bullpens but can also include the bases.  While routine grooming practices should be resumed with the return to school, here are some additional items that may require outside help ahead of season:

High-wear areas on turf baseball mound.

  • Repair or replacement of high-wear areas
  • Pitching mound / circle
  • Home plate boxes
  • Bullpens
  • Spot dressing high-traffic areas around bases
  • Flip pitching rubber
  • Seam repairs throughout field

If the infill is displaced or the turf is worn-out in your high-wear areas, reach out to schedule a replacement service and go into your spring season confident in your surface.

As a turn-key athletic facility services provider, Paragon Sports Constructors understands the complexities of installing, renovating, and maintaining grass and synthetic sports fields.  We aim to be your partner in ensuring peak performance for all your fields, all year round. Put our team to work for yours.