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Friday, April 27, 2012

Weekend Warriors Alert- Recreating Striped patterns from Major League Baseball fields on your own lawn is easier than you think -but you have to have a strategy and stick with it




WSJDigitalNetwork video: Stripe Your Lawn Like the Major Leagues. 
WSJ Digital correspondent Wendy Bounds goes to Boston's Fenway Park to speak with ballpark field manager David Mellor to get some inside advice about about how they make some of those amazing "striping" patterns in the grass and how you can learn the tricks of the trade. April 27, 2012. http://youtu.be/xXQDP5IqowQ







John Deere video: How to Pattern Mow Your Lawn. May 4, 2011. 
http://youtu.be/PU--zduP_IY


I was planning on running a lot of my photos from Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, where for most of the time between 1992-2003, I had a mini-season ticket plan and probably attended over 20 ballgames a year, despite living in Arlington County.


Unfortunately, for my purposes today, most of the photos are of my friends and the ballpark itself, and the ones showing the grass parts of the field weren't at the right angle so that you could see the patterns in the outfield, hence my use of these photos from photobucket.


Camden Yards Pictures, Images and Photos




Camden Yards Pictures, Images and Photos




Scott's Lawn Care, who is the official Lawn Care company of MLB, and which actually sells the same grass seed mix as used at five MLB ballparks -Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies,  Red Sox and Reds- has a number of clever examples of various designs that you can check out on their website and consider for your own lawn
http://www.scotts.com/smg/search/gSrchResults.jsp?newsearch=baseball


http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottsMiracleGro 


Here's the link to their Scotts Lawn Care's MLB Snap Perks National Launch Sweepstakes on Facebook, which includes trips to the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City and the 2012 World Series: https://www.facebook.com/scottslawn?sk=app_329168310455200





John Deere - 175 Years
http://www.youtube.com/johndeere

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