Gardeners, homeowners and event planners can all take a tip from the baseball grounds keeper. Baseball infields are meant to be dry. Slippery footing is dangerous and the infield must be raked smooth. Baseball is an elegant game. It is not meant to be played in the mud.
Save the Game
On sports fields, the secret weapon in the battle against mud and rain outs is PrimeraFC field conditioner. The fine porous chips of PrimeraFC are used by professional baseball teams for infields and are tilled into the soil of grassed areas as well. Sports fields prepared with these porous ceramics will absorb moisture and be ready to play when other fields are closed for days.
On football and soccer fields, wet bare spots develop at midfield and around the goal lines. In such wear areas these field conditioners will reduce soil compaction, promote drainage and encourage root development. Parents and coaches trying to upgrade a tired public field or save a rain threatened game schedule can use the same versatile products.
Save the Picnic
Overnight rain can disrupt more than just a baseball game. In the spring, picnics, graduation parties, wedding receptions all move outdoors. Even after the rain stops, muddy ground can put a damper on these events. To get rid of muddy spots and dry out walking paths, spread the PrimeraFC over soggy ground. It will absorb moisture, dry out the soil and give guests a clean firm footing to walk on. Best of all when the party is over just broom it into the turf with a leaf rake and you are done. It is a benefit to the grass, soil and any garden plant.
Save the Carpet
When used with new seeding, PrimeraFC will hold moisture and speed seed germination by seven to ten days. Unlike garden topsoil, the ceramic medium is weed free and will not contaminate new seed with soil born weeds. My favorite use is on high traffic play areas round the dog run, yard or patio. It provides a clean firm footing and will reduce muddy foot prints onto indoor carpet. On public lawns and muddy courtyards it reduces lawn wear and tracking into polished indoor surfaces. Moms and janitors come to love this stuff rain or no rain.
Save the Garden
Healthy roots for flowers and plants need a balance of air and water. In wet compacted soils plant roots drowned and rot from too much moisture. Water logged planting beds, large containers and low spots in the garden will all benefit from these same athletic field products. Porous well drained soil is the name of the game, whether at Kauffman Stadium or your own back yard.