The utmost attention to detail and finesse is required when you’re dragging & grooming your infield skin. Improper dragging techniques can result in problems. Those can range from severe lip buildup to poor drainage. These problems will create maintenance nightmares for you and ultimately have a negative impact on the playability and safety of these fields for ballplayers of any age.
There is a wealth of information in our Groundskeeper University lessons in the module about Infield Skin Game Day Prep. In those lessons you’ll learn about scarifying, float dragging, and dragging patterns. I highly recommend referencing those lessons, as well as the procedural tips we put together below.