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Cedar Hill's root zone mix is a perfect blend of sand and peat moss, developed to meet the exacting specifications of designers of natural turf athletic fields. It drains water quickly into the field's trenches and helps ensure that the phrase, "it's a rain out," is rarely uttered.

When it comes to Infield Clay Mix, the correct combinations of sand, silt and clay provide the necessary firmness.  The ideal mix is 70-85% sand, 12%-20% Clay, with the balance as silt. Too much sand causes unstable footing; too much silt and clay leads to excess compaction and field hardness.

Contact one of our athletic field experts at (732) 469-1400 for more information on how our products can help you develop a beautiful, healthy field.


Athletic Field Root Zone Mix

A perfect blend of sand and peat moss, developed to meet the exacting specifications of designers of natural turf athletic fields, helps drain water quickly.

Cedar Hill offers its root zone mix by the cubic yard. For more information, contact one of our athletic field turf experts at (732) 469-1400.

To determine the number of cubic yards to order, calculate the number of square feet to cover. Then find the number in the table below that corresponds to the desired depth of coverage. For athletic fields we recommend a depth of at least 6 inches or more.  Divide the total number of square feet by that number to arrive at the number of cubic yards (cy)

Infield Clay Mix

The proper infield mix is vital to the success of baseball and softball fields.  Keep in mind these important facts when selecting your next infield mix.

  1. Gravel Content - Infield mixes should contain less than 4% gravel (material retained on the #10 sieve).
  2. Clay Content - The clay content of an infield mix should range between 12%-20%.  A higher clay content will result in fields that require excessive maintenance, watering, and raking.  Insufficient clay content will result in fields that are either loose and sandy, or wet and muddy.
  3. Sand Content - Sand content should be 70%-85%.  Too much sand will cause a field to be "loose" and dusty, while not enough sand will inhibit drainage and make a field unplayable even after small amounts of rain.
  4. Silt Content - Silt content should be 2%-15%.  With higher amounts of silt the field retains too much water, causing it to become muddy and slick.  An insufficient amount of silt will prohibit the field from holding moisture, causing it to become dusty and dry.

Cedar Hill's standard infield mix contains the perfect balance of these components, providing an optimal environment for a high level of play while requiring minimal field maintenance.