How can you keep the dirt in your baseball field from getting so hard?
The dirt will compact over time and poor maintenance. I find
this procdure works: drag it flat and even, then soak it with water
until it is wet several inches down, this may take several
applications depending on how hard it is. Now wait until it becomes
just damp ( the dirt is workable when damp but not soaked )and
using a drag with 3" spikes ( a 12x12 piece of wood works) break up
the dirt by dragging it over and over until you have a uniform 3"
loose soil distribution over the whole area and drag it again (
with a normal drag mat )until smooth and wet it normally. try to
keep the infield from drying out completely from now on. Soil
conditionor, or field topping can be used to help also.