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