The field improvements at Huntington Park, located on Birdnest Drive, are moving into the next stage. The park was recently sprigged with Bermuda grass several weeks ago. It is essential that sprigs receive adequate water for best results during the establishment period. For this reason, neighbors will notice an increase of irrigation at Huntington Park.
“Sprigs must be watered generously because limited roots are unable to reach water in the soil profile which makes the plants susceptible to heat and drought,” said Superintendent Andre Jordan, of Ocean Pines Public Works. “We currently start watering the grass at 5 a.m., but no watering happens at night for at least three to four weeks.” Sprigging is the planting of roots and is an alternative to seeding, plugging, and sodding.
The Ocean Pines Association had invited qualified bidders to submit proposals to convert the then-softball field at Huntington Park to a 62,500-square-feet multipurpose field. A contract was granted to the Maryland-based company Growing Solutions.
The Association and Board of Directors have prioritized improving parks and recreational facilities the past few months. Huntington Park now features a new playground. The old softball field and playground have been removed early October.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.