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Orioles head groundskeeper is outstanding in her field

From Donna M. Owens at the Baltimore Sun on February 27, 2014:

With frigid weather and a yard blanketed with snow, it's hard to imagine ever seeing green lawns again. Yet spring is approaching, ever so slowly, and it's time for Marylanders to think about reclaiming home field advantage.

As head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, Nicole McFadyen has helped Camden Yards maintain its field of dreams over eight seasons and hundreds of ball games.

"Weather is always a challenge when it comes to keeping grass as healthy as possible," says McFadyen, 36, who is one of just two female head groundskeepers in Major League Baseball. "Whether it's extreme cold or heat, you've got to keep that grass comfy and the root system strong so that it stays healthy."

Read the full article here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/home-garden/bs-hm-orioles-lawn-tips-20140302,0,5989176.story

This page was last updated March 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm MST.

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