An infield skin can be the source of unlimited frustration for a professional groundskeeper. Identifying the composition of the infield mix will allow you to more accurately predict how the infield skin will perform when weather is less than ideal.
It’s not guesswork. That’s why knowing your infield soil composition is a must before taking any action to amend it. Soil testing provides quantitative data that helps identify the shortcomings of an infield mix. After testing, you will be able to make an educated decision about which amendment material you should use.
Many facilities can perform a soil test, but very few are able to interpret how the results can translate into the playability of an infield. Be sure to choose a soil testing company that understands how the composition of an infield soil affects game day performance. Beacon Athletics & DuraEdge have more than two decades of experience analyzing and interpreting soil tests. Our team of soil scientists and former Major League groundskeepers partner with one of the top soil testing firms in the country to get accurate analysis.