GIE+EXPO + ProScape®

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Focusing on combination fertilizers

Two weeks ago, LebanonTurf attended the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky. For those of you who don’t know what that name entails, it is the much-anticipated annual Green Industry and Equipment Expo. This is the place for landscapers to talk everything from equipment to technique to products.

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Planning for Success in 2019!

Golf

If you’re like most superintendents, part of the draw of managing golf courses is the fact that you like working outside. Unfortunately, from time to time, being a superintendent does require significant amounts of time being spent inside your office. When you feel a chill in the air and see the leaves on the trees start to change color, you know it’s time to begin the annual ritual of preparing the next season’s budget and maintenance schedules.

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It’s Time to Think About Fall

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Prepping Your Turf For the Next Season

It’s no secret that most people are excited for fall to come back around — the weather cools down, the bugs are less annoying, and it becomes more pleasant to spend time outdoors. But while you are excited for fall, your customer’s turf is preparing for dormancy.

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LebanonTurf Enhances True Performance Turfgrass Program for 2019

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Additional flexibility in product choices and a tiered rebate structure provide greater value

LEBANON, Penn. (August 21, 2018) – Building on the success achieved in 2018, LebanonTurf has announced several enhancements to the depth and scope of the True Performance Turfgrass Program. New this year, the company is adding more flexibility for qualifying product selection and a multitiered rebate structure based on the volume of each customized program.

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PGA Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary at Bellerive Country Club

Golf

LebanonTurf keeps course looking lush in national spotlight

When you are hosting the PGA Championship, it’s a big deal. But when you are hosting the 100th PGA Championship, it becomes an even bigger deal. So, it isn’t surprising to know that Carlos Arraya, director of grounds and agronomy at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri, had preparations going months in advance of the championship.

“I told the staff and the entire volunteer team, that it’s the 100th — so we had been preparing for that for some time. It was a special day on the calendar and anniversary for the PGA, and a lot of hard work had gone into that,” said Arraya.

Bellerive Country Club is a unique course that features different varieties of turfgrass like zoysia and fescue. Both do well with high traffic and stripe nicely, meaning Arraya knew the turf would present well visually both in person and on television.

Zoysia, a warm-season turf is tolerant to heat and wear. Fescue is a cool-season turf but shares many of the same attributes as zoysia such as being more resistant to heat and wear.

Senior assistant superintendent, Jared Brewster thinks Bellerive Country Club might have the densest rough he’s ever seen because of the LebanonTurf fertilizer applications.

“You can get zoysia tighter but not as healthy as we have right now all throughout the course,” Brewster said.

Meaning that the turfgrass is as thick as it can be while still remaining healthy. Brewster attributes this to the Lebanon ProScape® 25-0-5 1% Fe 51% MESA® which they use a half-pound Nitrogen at a time.

“It’s a good blend of ammoniacal, nitrogen plus urea — little bit of slow release so it gives us about a month’s worth of feeding for the turf and keeps it lush. It does have a lot of iron in it too and gives it that good color so, we like it.”

Bellerive Country Club uses this slow-release product on their roughs and fairways in the fall and spring to keep their turfgrass in good condition.

“We find ways to incorporate it every year because it’s done a good job for us. Basically, that’s the exclusive brand we use on those surfaces,” Arraya said about the ProScape 25-0-5.

ProScape 25-0-5 1% Fe 51% MESA® is one of Lebanon’s proprietary fertilizers that use MESA technology. MESA is an innovative nitrogen source that combines the benefits of methylene urea with ammonium sulfate in a single, homogeneous granule. Meth-Ex® 40 slows down the release of the ammonium sulfate. This combination provides brilliant color, quick initial response and long-term feeding all without excessive surge growth while iron adds additional color benefit.

Overall, the 100th PGA Championship was just as thrilling as it is every year but something about the anniversary made it even more special — as well as the whole staff and crew at Bellerive Country Club.

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Protecting Your Golf Course from Nuisances

Golf

How Superintendents Are Using Border Collies to Remedy Their Bird Problems

As one of our main customers, LebanonTurf cares about keeping golf courses healthy and beautiful. We also care about other companies that feel the same — so this post is going to shine some light on one that is keeping courses safe as well as a little furrier.

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Bringing in the Best

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How to Hire the Right Seasonal Staff

The busy season has officially arrived for lawn care companies — which means your workload is increasing and you are likely in need of extra staff. As you look for seasonal workers, remember that you have a business to run and a reputation to uphold, and your staff is a huge part of that. Below, we are going to outline some good practices to follow when hiring seasonal workers.

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Bringing Your Turf Back to Life

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Helpful Tips To Revive Your Grass After Winter

Your grass endures a lot over a year — and winter is most likely the time of year when it receives the least attention. Depending on where you live, you may have been be facing snow, ice, freezing temperatures and heavy winds, which all take a toll on your turf or your customers turf. You might get lucky and it could bounce back on its own, but if not, here are some helpful tips to get your grass ready for those long summer days.

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A World of What-If’s

Landscape

How to Prepare for the Unexpected this Season

Spring signals new opportunities and new challenges, but we often don’t know what those challenges are until they happen. Trends and research only go so far, because nature can always throw curveballs. If you’re a turf care professional, one way to prepare well for the upcoming season is to simulate scenarios in your mind, and then play out how you’d respond to them. Think of it as a fire drill before the fire ever happens.

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