Finish Grooming of Repaired Areas Quiz Please sign up for the course before taking this quiz. What is the critical ingredient that helps hold clay and soil together?1 Silt Elmer's Glue Sand Water Before finishing grooming the mound or home plate area, you will need to remove waste and spoils from the topdressing by using a:1 scoop shovel. sifter shovel. spade shovel. irrigation shovel. What is the primary reason for covering a mound or home plate area with a tarp?1 Keep players off of the wear areas. Reduce erosion caused by wind. Reduce erosion caused by rain. Manage and maintain moisture levels in the clay areas.