Ripon High’s Class of 2017 can expect to see a nice green infield surface at Stouffer Field come June 2.
That’s according to Andy Strickland, who is the maintenance supervisor for the Ripon Unified School District.
“The grass should be in great shape for graduation,” he said at Monday’s school board meeting.
Strickland noted that the football field had to be flail mowed as part of the maintenance.
“We met with the company on how to get rid of the weeds,” he said in his report to the board.
West Coast Turf, in this case, recommended the use of a flail mower, which, Strickland said, is a type of agricultural equipment used in orchards.
Rather than a browning dormant grass, Stouffer Field, which was renovated in recent years by the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation, those attending RHS graduation can expect to see plenty of green.
Strickland, in addition, was thankful for the recent community volunteer efforts of Love Ripon.
“They did a lot for the stadium project — it was (landscape) work that we could not have done without Love Ripon,” he said.
Strickland and his crew also installed 12 high definition cameras at RHS and poured concrete in the pool area where trees once stood.