Crisp, cool air, autumn-colored leaves, and in some regions, the chances of early snowfall—fall is not around the corner anymore. It’s here. And that means it’s time to put turf to bed for the winter; of course, we are talking about late fall fertilization and proper dormancy.Continue reading
If there’s one thing all landscapers can agree on, it’s that there will always be work to do when it comes to keeping turf healthy and thriving year after year. A lot of this comes down to things we talk about often—as they are not one-off problems, they are routine maintenance. As we head into the fall season, here are some common issues to keep top of mind before next summer.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
Most people would argue that summer is the favored season. This time of year is full of activities, outdoor adventures, and more time spent working on your lawn and plant beds —but this also means higher exposure to nuisances like ticks. While these pesky little insects don’t damage turfgrass, they can be dangerous for humans and pets because of the host of different diseases that they can carry and readily transmit.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
Whether you’re a landscaper or golf course superintendent, like many of us, you are likely spending a bit more time at home due to the current state of the world. While this can be frustrating as we head into an early spring around most of the country, it can also be an excellent opportunity to teach kids about landscaping and gardening.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
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