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Sod keeps Tahoe green

Andy Bourelle

If there is no grass on the field, they can’t play ball.

So, Lake Tahoe Unified School District is trying to do something about that.

Work is under way on the football and soccer fields at the South Tahoe high and middle schools this summer.

Big rolls of sod – 30 inches wide and 100 feet long – were laid on the high school football field Wednesday. The same will be done tomorrow at the middle school’s soccer field.

“Basically, what we’ve done is remove 30,000 square feet of old sod and worn-out grass, re-established the crown and re-established the grade,” Steve Morales, LTUSD facilities director, said of both locations. “Now, we’re resodding.”

The cost of rebuilding the fields, Morales said, is about $12,000 to $15,000 each. It’s been more than five years since major work was done on the fields, although some maintenance, such as patching places and overseeding, has been administered each year.

This year, Morales said, major work was needed.

“Both fields are pretty worn out,” he said.

Steve Weiss, parks superintendent for the city of South Lake Tahoe, said work was about a month behind schedule because of the unusual weather earlier in the year. Still, the fields are expected to be ready in time for the school year to start.

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