The possibilities for natural grass fields are endless. Improved plant genetics, advanced plant feeding technologies, creative maintenance equipment; all these things are providing grass managers with the tools to do entirely new and “impossible” things.
One example of the “impossible” is a field renovation done on SoccerPlex Stadium that started 2 years ago this weekend. The field was cleaned off and re-seeded with Kentucky bluegrass. 35 days later, the field was played on. Yes… 35 days… Kentucky bluegrass. The June issue of SportsTurf magazine featured a summary article by Ms. Julie Adamski on the work that was done. That article is here: Seeding to Play in 35 Days. The picture gallery from this blog follows as well documenting the process and grow-in.
Ms. Adamski highlights “impossible” in her closing quote in the article. “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible”. YES! So true! Prior to this, and even still today, many will say that seeding Kentucky bluegrass and playing on it in 35 days is impossible. That the thought is absurd. Yes… maybe 2 years ago it was. But with fantastic results and replications since, such a feat is no longer impossible or absurd! #THINKDIFFERENT
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