Goosegrass used to be a weed that only impacted southern and transitional regions in the country. If you had warm-season turf, you knew you were going to have to manage for this troublesome, persistent weed. But if you had cool-season turf, goosegrass was only a horror story you heard about…until recently at least. Over the past few growing seasons, the presence of goosegrass has been identified well into the Mid-Atlantic states and throughout the Midwest.Continue reading
At LebanonTurf, we’ve been serving the golf course industry for over 70 years by providing superintendents with the highest quality, value-added products that help deliver superior playing conditions for your course members and guests. Since 1947, we’ve been the leader in golf course maintenance fertilizer products that generations of superintendents have trusted on their courses with the dependable brands of Country Club and Emerald Isle Solutions. It’s no secret that the challenge of consistently delivering fast and firm putting greens is never an easy task. That’s why in 2021, we’ve introduced several new products to help superintendents achieve their golf course maintenance goals.Continue reading
If you’ve been in the turf industry for any amount of time, you’ve heard the word aerification more than once. If you are a golf course superintendent, you are familiar with the practice as a part of your turf management program. This short-term disruption leaves courses with long-term benefits— including stronger, healthier turf and optimum playing conditions.
We’ve narrowed the long list of benefits that come with aeration down to the three most vital: reduced soil compaction, increased thatch control, and enhanced fertilization.Continue reading
Everyone wants better looking, healthy turf, but to achieve that, you have to start by using the best fertilizer technologies. One of the best, most effective nitrogen sources available to get you the results you want is MESA®. This unique technology is a controlled nitrogen source that combines Meth-Ex® methylene urea and ammonium sulfate in a single, homogeneous particle.Continue reading
Events all over the country are being canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, and golf tournaments and courses are no exception. While this can be disappointing for superintendents, golf course staff, players, and fans, there is a plus side—undisturbed turf maintenance. As we head further into spring, your course can work on repairs without having to schedule closures—as well as put plans in place to keep open play safe.Continue reading
Another year, another Golf Industry Show in the books for us here at LebanonTurf. Every year we look forward to a few days full of education, innovation and well, a little bit of fun. GIS attendees chose a new Dog of the Year (congrats, George from Hot Springs Country Club!), and we gave away tons of prizes through our in-booth prize wheel.Continue reading
We’ve reached a new decade, and with it comes endless possibilities for your turf maintenance efforts. It’s like the future is here. Emerald Isle Solutions from LebanonTurf certainly can make it seem like the future has arrived, with its powerful formulations and innovative technology. In the new year, though, we’ve made it even easier for you to incorporate Emerald Isle Solutions into your turf program with a new webpage and even opportunities to win prizes. It can change the game for your golf course or professional turf application, and it all starts at the molecular level.Continue reading
2019 was another year of record-making weather in the United States. The country experienced the second wettest year on record since statistics began to be logged over 125 years ago, eclipsed only by the year 1973. To make matters even worse, 2019 ranked as the 34th warmest year in the same period. Over the past ten years, we’ve experienced the hottest and wettest decade than any other 10 year period. And there’s no sign of this startling trend changing anytime soon. So what impact does this alarming weather pattern have on our industry?Continue reading
It’s 2020, and our society is going global with each passing day. No matter where you are, you can get anything on Amazon shipped to your house in two days. Social media connects us to people across the world in an instant. But one thing that has to stay local–and will never be universalized–is your turf management plan.Continue reading
You know as well as the next superintendent, that fertilizer is critical to promote healthy, playable turf conditions. When it comes to choosing the products you use, the various forms will have an enormous impact on how well the turf responds and how much it will impact your impact your maintenance budget.Continue reading
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