Thanks for featuring our DIY Bocce Ball Court article 1889 Magazine written by Nishtah Thomas! We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
With summer approaching, many of us begin to think of outdoor fun and lawn games such as bocce. We asked Bellingham’s own Tom McNutt, aka Boccemon, to give us some useful tips and information about bocce ball and installing your own the bocce court. McNutt has been installing bocce courts for sixteen years. The demand for these courts, he said, is rising every year. “Bocce ball is not just a game for old Italian men and their families anymore. It has gone international,” McNutt said.
Boccemon’s Rain Country Blend was made specifically for bocce. It takes the traditional ground oyster shell, that was originally used as calcium stabilizer for the ground and combines the oyster shell with other key ingredients for Washington weather. Boccemon creates a solid surface, like a clay, that is more permeable and easier to maintain. “The surface is the most important part of any bocce ball court,” McNutt said, but, for those of us living in rainy areas, be sure to install the proper drainage system.