We have been taking care of the athletic fields for the school district that we live in for 12 years now. The football field is our baby(high school football is very big here). Last year the field looked excellent, we won the pioneer paint fields of excellence award (pic below), but even with all the hours spent taking care of this field during the playing season and offseason, the quality is diminishing. It is becomming infested with annual bluegrass which is not heat or wear tolerant, and the crown in the middle of the field is now non-existent. This field has not been renovated and re-sodded since 1985. It is time for it to be re-done. However, we are always told by the district that there is no money. Hopefully this will be the year they say yes, and the tradition of excellence will continue.