01-23-2008, 04:34 PM
We have an oppurtunity to bid some work for a local school district that we provide other services to. They are asking to have a soccer field top dressed and re seeded and some ruts taken care of, the field is used by both the school (for phys ed) and the town ( for rec programs). The field is not irrigated. They would like to have it ready for play in april as the soccer field is the outfield for a softball filed and a baseball field. I am leary to seed in early march, I am not so sure winter will be out early enough and the field may be pressed into use before it should be. I asked about waiting until summer but they run the town rec programs there during the summer and have mens softball also and the staff is a minimun so it would not get watered. There really is no downtime for this field. Another phase of this project is rejuvinating the infields of both the softball and baseball fields. I am not really sure the best way to do this, the baseball field is not too bad, the softball filed has not been well maintained and the turf has encroached about 40 percent of the infield. I am thinking it might just be best to tear it all out and lay in new infield mix. Also what is the best method to prevent this encroachment again? is there a barrier of some kind??