How Natural Turf Can Benefit Players During a Pandemic

During the uncertain times following the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is looking for ways to be safer now than ever before. Everyone is still trying to navigate the best ways to go about activities. The ones that are available should be done with the utmost precaution. One way we can do this is to arm ourselves with knowledge. This includes the materials that are available to us. This way, we can best determine what steps we can take to protect players and other users of the athletic fields.soccer ball on a field

This is where implementing natural turf comes in. There are properties of natural turf that create a safer environment for athletes who are given permission to play. Follow along to figure out how using natural turf can benefit your players.

What is Natural Turf?

What does it mean to implement natural turf onto your athletic field? Well, instead of using synthetic turf when building your athletic field, we put down natural, real grass. Some myths floating around in the sports industry that it is easier or more cost-effective to maintain synthetic turf. That is not necessarily the case. Natural turf can be quite easy to maintain.

The Maintenance of Natural Turf

Since this is natural turf, the best thing that you can do for it is to treat it like a regular lawn. It generally requires the same steps as your personal lawn. When it is done on an athletic field, it just needs to be scaled.

Some of the maintenance that goes into the upkeep of a natural turf field include:

  • Mowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Aerating
  • Overseeding
  • Irrigating

How It Is Safer in a Post-Pandemic Worldfootball players on a field

When it comes to COVID-19, we know that keeping to ourselves is safest. So when it comes to sweating athletes, it poses a serious problem. By choosing to implement natural turf into your athletic field, sweat will be absorbed much more easily. Because it has real, natural soil, it won’t sit on top like it would with synthetic fields. This allows athletics, cheerleaders, band players, and referees to be safer throughout each game. It also guaranteed that sweat or spit will not transfer from player to player in different games.

The Overall Benefits of Natural Turf

The benefits that come with a natural turf athletic field can include a variety of things. It can be as simple as having an effective irrigation system installed to deliver the exact amount of water needed to maintain it. This will save you money in the long run. Another benefit includes the release of oxygen that comes from natural turf. This leads us to our next benefit which is the overall increase in health, which is important during COVID-19. Natural turf that is properly maintained is even less likely to create allergens for those affected by seasonal allergies.

Want to Switch to Natural Turf to Keep Everyone Safe?

RZ Sports Turf is up and running, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken every precaution and we want to make sure that you are able to do the same. Our clients who are interested in taking the extra step toward safety can reach us at 574-404-8873 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online and fill out our contact form.

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