Sports turf managers are not well defined. Quite often, managing ball fields defaults to those who have a passion for the work or feel a calling to help neighborhood kids who love the game or may even aspire to play in the Big Leagues someday. Many are maintained by volunteers, parents, seasonal laborers, and custodial […]
Until recently, no one was allowed to touch the mound at Target Field other than two people: The pitcher and Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito. Now in his 9th season with the Twins, DiVito has relaxed that rule a bit, allowing a longtime assistant to help shape the clay that sits atop the center of attention. DiVito, a longtime customer, sat down with Reinders during a break at a recent seminar to kindly answer a few of our Qs.
Most of the Upper Midwest received below average snowfall this past winter but it still managed to rattle our bones with long, repetitive bouts of subzero temperatures. As we look to Spring, we’re anxious to jump on something and start driving around on our still-dormant, water-logged, brown turf. Settle down, cowboy! This isn’t a road race.
We haven’t lost our roots. Founded in 1866 by a family in search of the American Dream; today, we’ve grown to more than 200 employees with 13 locations serving 10 states. We’re a friend in the field, reachable at all hours and always open online.
As a second-generation turf management professional, Adam Vecitis has played a major role in what has made the Glendale Complex look as excellent as it does today. We talked with Adam about what it takes for the crew to turn a field from ordinary to spectacular and how he became interested in turf.
The Toro Company has taken the new Workman GTX utility vehicle on a cross-country tour showcasing its seemingly endless configurations, diverse abilities and overall comfort. The Workman series of utility vehicles have been the pillars of maintenance staffs across the world for decades.
What do the numbers on the fertilizer bag mean? Understanding the information on fertilizer bag labels will help you choose the right products for you or your customer\’s lawn and garden needs. Creating a lush lawn and a garden with beautiful blooms and bountiful harvests can be made easier by following the Rule of 3.
As a professional sports turf manager, you take a pro-active approach to the smallest detail associated with the care, performance and safety of your ball fields or campus grounds. Yet you may be outsourcing more turf management work than you should, perhaps because you’ve always let someone else do the work.