Advice for Grounds Managers About Taking Care of Sports Fields

From mowing patterns to emphasizing safety, field care differs from general turf care.   May 31, 2023

By Dave Lubach, Executive Editor

When people walk into a baseball or football game, one of the first impressions of the stadium is the look of the field. The pristine, green turf not only is manicured to look like a dream backyard, but they are also cared for with safety in mind. 

While look is important, the safety of the players is an even bigger priority. In this video, Zach Holm, turf care manager for Central Park in New York City, discusses the strategies of maintaining athletic field turf. Facility Maintenance Decisions profiled Holm and his duties at the park in the April 2023 issue. 

Here’s what you’ll learn from this video: 

  • Overlooked aspects of caring for field turf, 1:48. 
  • Moving strategies for sports fields, 2:31. 
  • How to stripe and maintain fields, 3:18. 

Check out our other videos: 

Introducing Gen Z to Grounds Management Through TikTok 

How Artificial Intelligence Affects Facility Managers 

Dave Lubach is executive editor of the Facility Market. 


Read next on FacilitiesNet