Category: Landscape

How to Tell if You’re a Turf Pro

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Five Ways You Stand Out From the Crowd

If you’re a golf course superintendent or landscape contractor, or even a facility manager, you’re a professional. It says so on your office door or the side of your trailer. But how do you know if turf is less of a job and more of a full-time passion, or even a borderline obsession? If the five things below sound like you, you might be a full-blown Turf Pro.

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When Things Get Extreme

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How to Handle the Worst Weather for Your Turf

Grass, like many humans, isn’t into extremes. It likes to be in its comfort zone, and wants to avoid extreme conditions as much as possible. Research isn’t very conclusive, but it often feels like extreme weather happens more often these days.

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Don’t Be April Fooled

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Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make This Season

It was The Who that sang the famous phrase “we won’t get fooled again”, but it’s been echoed each spring by turf managers all over the country. With each year that goes by, you learn, you adapt, and you resolve to be even better next year.

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What Happened During Hibernation?

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Insight Into What Your Turf Did All Winter

Being a turf professional is a year-round profession, but your turf sometimes has to hit “pause”. In the winter (and even in the hottest weeks of the summer) turf goes dormant. But what happens during the winter months, and what are the best ways to wake it back up?

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New Year’s Turf Resolutions

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A Better Year and Healthier Turf Start Now

The New Year brings about new challenges and new opportunities in the turf industry. And like a nice tee shot on Hole #1, it feels good to start the year off on the right foot. Whether you’re rebounding from a not-so-great year, or if you just want to improve on the success you’ve already had, we have some ideas on how to make 2017 a good one.

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LebanonTurf’s Two Top-Five Lists of 2016

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Looking Back at Industry Trends and the Best from LebanonTurf

The year is coming to an end, and it’s been a good one. A great thing about this industry is that every year brings new opportunities, challenges and tools to help us all succeed in our turf management roles. No year is exactly the same as the one that came before it.

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Lulling Your Turf To Sleep For the Winter

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Dormant winter turf is like the human brain while you’re sleeping. It may be resting, but it’s still doing work. According to Scientific American, sleep “serves to reenergize the body’s cells, clear waste from the brain, and support learning and memory.” For turf, it’s pretty much the same thing.

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How to Make the Most of a Long Season

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Finish Strong Before Winter Takes Hold Up North

For those up north and in the transition zone, the golf and general turf management season is winding down. When it doesn’t wind down as fast as you thought, that’s usually a good problem to have. Golf courses get more late-season patrons and lawn care operators get more mowing and treatment visits.

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Why Bees Might Be the Bees’ Knees

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The Benefits and Hazards of Bees on Your Property

In the public eye, bees are often viewed as pests, or even as full-blown villains. Allergies aside, some people think of them as a flying frustration while others are simply downright terrified of bees. But the truth is, bees are an essential part of the ecosystem. Without bees, we wouldn’t have hundreds of the crops we consume every day. In short, we need bees.

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When Pests Put Your Turf to the Test

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Signs and solutions to keep bugs from wrecking your turf

There’s a reason they say, “Sometimes the littlest things can make the biggest difference”.

Whoever first said that may have been talking about insects and pests. They’re everywhere, and though sometimes insects can have a positive impact, most lawn care professionals and superintendents view them as enemies. And rightfully so.

Not all insects and bugs are bad. For example, bees can have a huge positive impact on pollination. But down deep in the weeds (literally) there are parasites trying to tear up your turf.

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