These are challenging times in front of us. Uncertainty, anxiety, fear of the unknown, and much more are running rampant. It’s understandable; it’s human nature. But even with major portions of the U.S. shutting down, those who must maintain sports fields have to keep their noses to the grindstone, albeit usually with skeleton staffs and social distancing. Natural grass sports fields are living biosystems that need to be maintained to prevent damage from disease and overgrowth. Social distancing is manageable when working in the outdoors; however, it can be mentally challenging when you are used to crowds in your facility this time of year, but all you hear is quiet, day after day.
There will come a time when this will be behind us and our country is going to need to blow off some steam, take a deep breath, and return to normalcy as quickly as possible. When the time comes, the return of professional and recreational sports will play a HUGE role in helping everyone move on and provide some comfort and healing. These are challenging times and we look forward to hearing the words “Play Ball” sooner than later. We are all anxious to get back to socializing with each other again, in person.