This is a short note of hope and inspiration for all those hardworking green keepers and professional landscapers who really have had their hands full of late. Whether they have been employed by their local municipalities or as custodians of high schools with enough grounds to turn into sport and recreation spaces, they are left to their own devices on many occasions. As the famous saying goes, the buck is passed on to them.
It is left to them to turn dry, barren and open spaces into fine green ball parks and public gardens that all and sundry can enjoy. The resources required for such an exercise appear to be insurmountable. But let the most diehard and passionate gardeners and green keepers tell you, maybe you are one of those still struggling, that there really is no point in throwing in the towel. They will also tell you that as long as you take each and every day of struggle as a case of one day at a time, you will be doing just fine.
A pit of sand cannot be turned to lush, green lawns overnight. It will, of course, take a considered amount of time. With patience and determined dedication, you will find yourself seeking to be more innovative in your search for new ideas and resources. In time, you will find yourself acquiring a Jacobsen greens king 522, one of a number of diesel powered lawn mowers that are specialized tools in the trade of keeping greens and large lawns, not just green all year round, but in perfectly good and healthy shape.
They trim the edges like never before. And school boards and municipal accountants will have the funds available for it. Because they are affordable.