Like every living thing, your turfgrass has specific nutritional requirements to ensure it remains healthy and resilient. When it comes to maintaining sports fields, a commonly overlooked step in the process is ensuring you are using enough nitrogen, a major nutrient in the turfgrass’ diet. Nitrogen is a key component of chlorophyll, the pigment that […]
Fall cleanup jobs are becoming an increasingly important part of any commercial lawn and landscape business. After all, the fall landscaping maintenance work now demanded by clients like businesses, parks, schools, apartment complexes, sports fields, and golf courses has gone way gone beyond traditional fall yard cleanups like the removal of fallen leaves, trimming dead […]
Discover how machines from Toro and Ventrac can be used in the sun, the snow, and everything in-between thanks to their versatility. As each new season approaches, there’s always new equipment flooding the market to add to your fleet, but is it necessary to have cluttered storage and one-too-many tools? Maximize your productivity by utilizing […]
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 […]
Now is the time for learning, growing, and looking inward. With last year’s growing season, a distant memory, and the holidays finally behind us, January and February are great months to prepare for another growing season and focus on personal growth and improvement. We spend most of our time at work checking boxes related to […]
Most prep football seasons have ended following an abbreviated season disrupted by uneasy stop-starts, reschedules, and cancellations. We are blessed to have made it through this unusual season with limited pandemic interruptions and severe health ramifications. Although tempting to “shut off the lights and close the door,” there’s still work to do if you want […]
Located 10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay, a top-rated private golf course situated along the Door Peninsula is everything you’d imagine, and more. The views? Breathtaking. Green complexes? Good luck. Brian Ferrie, GCS, has been running the show since the grow in. Brian has lead by example and created an environment for his staff to thrive in.
Dr. Brian Horgan and the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota have partnered with the USGA to investigate the long-term sustainability of the golf industry and what role golf courses play in ecosystems. The goal of the initiative is to better inform the golf industry about the importance of sustainability within the industry.
The shop may just seem like the building that houses tools and equipment, but there’s much more to it. The organization and functionality is a representation of the leadership. When the boss leads by example, it lends to a motivated and reliable crew.
Grounds managers put in countless hours. Expectations are always on the rise. Budgets? Not so much. How can you establish and maintain high-quality turfgrass when you’re short on staff and your budget is shrinking?