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Best Practices for Maintaining Athletic Fields

On an athletic field, natural grass is usually favored over artificial turf. Natural grass not only looks great, but creates a cooler field surface for players.  It also eliminates injuries athletes can experience on unforgiving synthetic turf. But natural grass is a living plant, and regular gameplay and heavy stomping will damage the field surface if not properly maintained.

How to Prevent Runoff in a Sloped Yard

Soil erosion on a slope or hillside is a major contributor to water runoff. Irrigation runoff transfers garden debris and agricultural pesticides into surface waters that supply our drinking water, the fish we consume, and water we swim in. So it’s very important that homeowners landscaping on slopes or hillsides take steps to protect their soil from erosion and runoff into watersheds downhill that feed surface waters.