When it comes to sports, having the right playing surface is more than just mowing and watering the grass.
The Chiefs and Royals can attest to having the right amount of lawn care.
However, the tenants over at Truman Sports Complex are taking a different approach to the grassy area surrounding the complex. No more mowing, they say.
This week, workers are replacing 35 acres of sod and weeds with a mixture of wild flowers and native prairie grasses, which they hope will become more environmentally friendly for the area.
By having wild flowers and prairie grasses, they hope to cut down on reducing pollution as they won’t have to mow the old crabgrass and fescue, as well as reducing erosion and building bioversity!
The Missouri Department of Conservation is helping with the project as they grow native prairie grasses: little bluestem, big bluestem and Indiangrass.
The project will pay for itself in its first year as the cost of mowing the lawn (workers’ wage and gas) in a year is greater than the cost of putting in flowers and prairie grass.
The Royals and Chiefs have also planted several trees around the complex this year.
So not only are they looking to cut costs, but they’re also being environmentally friendly!
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