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Prepare for the season with Baltimore athletic field maintenance from Scientific Plant Service.

Scientific Plant Service provides our Baltimore community with high-quality and excellent lawn care services. One of the critical services we offer is Baltimore athletic field maintenance for natural turf fields, baseball infields, and synthetic surfaces. Our team is licensed and prepared to provide your natural turf athletic field with all essential services, including aeration, fertilization, grading and sodding, and yearly maintenance. Contact Scientific Plant Service today to learn more about our critical athletic field maintenance in Baltimore.

Aeration and Top Dressing for Playable Athletic Fields

When applying lawn care to athletic fields, it’s essential to develop strategies that keep your turf surface thick and uniform while the soil profile stays loose and well-drained. This ensures a playable field that reduces the risk of rainouts and personal injuries. 

Deep-tine aeration is the first step to a well-drained athletic field. Scientific Plant Service uses the Verti-Drain deep tine aerator, which can penetrate as much as 16 inches into the soil. Surface aeration also opens the soil and reduces thatch by removing soil cylinders up to 4 inches deep. We recommend taking advantage of the open surface after aeration to top-dress the field with compost or sand.

Apply Nutrients and Prevent Damage with Custom Field Fertilization 

A critical part of Baltimore athletic field maintenance is professional disease and weed prevention, nutrient management, and insect control. The high-quality equipment used by Scientific Plant Service guarantees that all pesticides are applied to your field at precise label recommendations. We offer specific services, such as: 

  • Custom annual programs
  • “On call” pesticide applications 
  • Plant growth regulators (PGR) 
  • Specialized nutrient applications
  • Drainage/soil enhancers 

Our turf nutrition programs begin with a soil test so we can formulate the most effective plan. The primary nitrogen source for our fertilization programs is the POLYON fertilizer. This highly effective fertilizer lets us apply a year’s worth of nitrogen with just one application. That means your athletic field requires fewer applications and maintains a uniform color.

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Restore Off-Season Athletic Fields with Grading and Sodding 

Your Baltimore natural turf athletic field requires renovation after a season of heavy use. Scientific Plant Service has the tools needed to give your lot the face-lift it needs to be attractive and safe for gameplay. Our Rotadairon Soil Conditioner helps us till under an existing field and prepare for fine grading and big sod installation. We use “big roll” sod, which results in fewer seams than palletized sod. Fewer seams help the sod grow faster and give a smoother, uniform playing surface. 

Beyond the Turf: Infield Maintenance for Baseball Fields 

Baltimore athletic field maintenance encompasses more than the grass. Infield maintenance on baseball/softball diamonds is essential for maintaining an excellent playing field. We grade infields to ensure water movement away from the playing surface and restore worn areas.

The areas that receive the most wear are the batter’s box and pitcher’s mound. We can build an entire mound from our infield clay mix and inlay clay bricks in these areas. These bricks ensure excellent footing and reduce the wear of “digging in” from players throughout the season.

Call Scientific Plant Service for Baltimore Athletic Field Maintenance

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke.  We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community.  From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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