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Athletic fields that don’t drain well need laser grading

Surface conditions often dictate an athletic field’s playability.  Depressions, caused by bad design or wear, hold water which consequently limits play.  This is especially true in spring when snowmelt and abundant rain exacerbate drainage problems. Fields must be precisely graded so that water will run away from the play area and continue past the benches […]

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Now is the time to prepare grass athletic fields for winter (and next spring) with Alpine’s 3-step, Punch-N-Fill process

Alpine highly recommends shattering the earth via a Punch-N-Fill process now (late fall) as the best way to leverage nature’s remarkable winter rejuvenating tendency and to assure healthy athletic fields in the spring. The process includes several steps beginning with aeration using an AerWay aerator (see photo). The AerWay’s tines have an optimum curve that […]

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Alpine renovated athletic fields that had been declared unsafe

Alpine Services was recently contacted by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission concerning two athletic fields which had surface stone problems and were declared unsafe. The fields were screened using Alpine’s modified Cherrington beach cleaner.  The fields were first loosened 4-5” deep and then we used a Harley Rock Rake to further loosen the […]

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Alpine Services removes stones from athletic fields using a one-of-its-kind Cherrington beach cleaner

Alpine Services made some custom modifications to a Cherrington beach cleaner so that it could address an observed problem with stones and foreign matter on athletic fields. The customized unit is now capable of screening soil, up to four inches deep, through either a 5/8” mesh or a ½” mesh and then immediately returning the […]

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