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Why an Artificial Grass Baseball Diamond is Perfect for Your Lawn

March 16, 2018

Do you love baseball?  Do you wish you could play a game whenever you felt like it? If so, install an artificial grass baseball diamond in your own backyard. Adding an artificial grass baseball diamond to the lawn is the perfect way to enjoy four favorite sport all year long. Because the material is durable, it stands up to the wear and tear of intense game play. You’ll also never need to water or mow your artificial grass baseball diamond. That saves you a lot of time and money in the long run. If this sounds like the type of project you’d be interested in, our team at Watersavers Turf will supply the turf you need to complete it.

Why You Should Use Synthetic Baseball Turf

There are many reasons why synthetic baseball turf is ideal for a backyard diamond. Again, low upkeep is a major one. Many teams and schools make the switch to synthetic baseball turf to reduce field upkeep costs. On top of that, synthetic baseball turf comes in different colors. You can use one color for the green sections and one color for the running lanes. The end result will match the look of a classic diamond without the cleanup needs that come with sand or dirt running lanes.

That said, you should hire a pro to install it. We’ll be happy to refer one in your area when you buy from us.

In the meantime, do some planning to ensure the finished diamond matches your goals. Odds are good you don’t have room in your backyard for a full regulation field. The infield section alone is 90 feet on each side. Thus, it’s smart to measure the flat areas on your lawn before installing the turf. Measure the area where the diamond will go, then calculate how large it should be on each side.

Many people choose to simply reduce the size by half. Instead of a diamond where the bases are 90 feet apart, they shrink it to 45 feet. This ensures the proportions match those of a regulation field. Once you finalize your plans, share them with your contractor.

Why Sports Turf is Cost-Effective

You won’t need to invest a lot of money or time into upkeep with sports turf. These products are tested to match FIFA standards. Rest assured, your sports turf can take a beating. Natural grass lawns tend to get torn up during game play. They can also get very sloppy after rain. It’s often unsafe to play baseball on one. You’re more likely to slip and fall if the yard is uneven or wet. Sports turf, on the other hand, stays even and flat. You may need to rake the blades back up if they get matted down over time, and you’ll want to remove any lawn debris that settles on the turf, but that covers the extent of its upkeep needs.

That means you can spend more time enjoying the field. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll want to add some extra features to enhance your diamond once it’s complete. Consider these options:

Pitching Machine

The pitching machines you find at batting cages are also perfect for a backyard baseball field. Many sports stores carry models for home use. If you don’t have enough players for full teams, or if you’re simply practicing, the machine can easily replace the pitcher.

Pitching Net

A pitching net is ideal when you don’t have someone to be a catcher. Instead of chasing after every ball you miss during batting practice, you can simply grab them when they bounce back from the net. This is also very useful when you want to practice your own pitching.

Lighting

Don’t limit yourself to daytime games only. Install some outdoor lighting around your diamond, and you can enjoy it no matter what time of day it is. For the best results, use strong lights you can tilt downward. You don’t want the light shining directly in any player’s eyes.

Outdoor Bar

An outdoor bar or kitchen is a great addition to a backyard baseball field. Keep it off to the side, so you can offer refreshments to your guests between innings. You could even decorate it with images and souvenirs from your favorite team.

Installing a baseball diamond on your property is a great way to transform your lawn into a sports fan’s dream. Visit a Watersavers Turf SF Bay Area location to get started. Our experts will gladly help you find the ideal turf for your needs. Because we offer more than one style, we’ll even supply you with free large 1’ x 1’ turf samples. They’ll help you get a better sense of which style matches your plans.

Don’t worry if you’re not from the area. We ship our products and samples to any destination in the continental United States. We also offer free estimates for your project.

To learn more, call us toll-free at 844-974-8873, or chat with us online.

 

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