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Tips for Watering Your Summer Lawn

Summers in our region can be brutally hot and, frequently, extremely dry. That’s why knowing how and when to apply the cooling, moisturizing effects of irrigation can be so critical to the health of your lawn in summer.

Most varieties of lawn grass need about 1” of water per week in summer, either through rainfall or […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Tips for Watering Your Summer Lawn

What to Do Now for Your Summer Lawn

Late-summer lawns need extra TLC, especially those under drought and heat stress. Follow the tips below to keep your lawn as healthy as possible until cooler weather arrives.

Check for white grubs, and control them if necessary. August is the best time to control grubs because this is when they are small and close to […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on What to Do Now for Your Summer Lawn

BlueJack National Makes Klein’s Top Ten Moments in 2015

Bradley S. Klein, senior writer for Golfweek and a former PGA Tour caddie, named his visit to Bluejack National as one of his “top 10 moments in 2015.” In a blog post dated in December, he described the first course designed in the U.S. by Tiger Woods as “surprisingly understated, with wide-open ground game options […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on BlueJack National Makes Klein’s Top Ten Moments in 2015

Apply Preemergence Herbicides Soon

Stopping weeds before they gain a “roothold” in your lawn is one of the smartest cultural practices you can use. Applying a preemergence herbicide does just that — it doesn’t stop the weed seeds from actually germinating, but it kills the new seedlings before they “emerge” by providing a chemical barrier at the soil surface. […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Apply Preemergence Herbicides Soon

It’s Time to Test Your Soil

Soil tests provide important information about the nutrient status of the soil under your lawn. You can use the test results to select and apply the kind of nutrients, and how much, to provide the optimum soil fertility for your particular kind of grass. In fact, without conducting a soil test first, fertilizing your lawn […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time to Test Your Soil

Has Your Lawn Suffered from Winterkill?

Freezing temperatures, plus snow and ice, sometimes lead homeowners to wonder whether their lawn will make it through the winter unharmed. Although there’s often little to fear if the lawn is a cool-season grass (such as fescue, bluegrass or a fescue/blue mix), the question is certainly more relevant if the lawn is surfaced with a […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Has Your Lawn Suffered from Winterkill?

The Turf War — the Debate Over the Safety of Synthetic Turf Rages On

In yet another ominous report on concerns about crumb rubber in artificial turf, ESPN’s E60 series aired a 16-minute televised segment last fall. ESPN reporter Julie Foudy interviewed almost a dozen people involved with the issue, including three toxicologists, two soccer coaches who have first-hand experience with goalkeepers who have died from cancer, a current […]

By |February 12th, 2016|General|Comments Off on The Turf War — the Debate Over the Safety of Synthetic Turf Rages On

Your Lawn in Winter Hibernation

Much like some animals, most types of lawn grasses “hibernate” during winter, when their growth drastically slows during cold temperatures. Although cool-season grasses (tall fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass) remain green, most warm-season grasses (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass and centipedegrass) typically start to discolor and turn tan after average temperatures drop under about 50°F and particularly […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Your Lawn in Winter Hibernation

Tune In to the Golf Channel Tonight for the Premiere of the Golf Academy at Bluejack National

Today, Bluejack National golf club in Houston, TX, announced that tonight (January 12) the Golf Channel will air the first of four segments about the Golf Academy. Bluejack National is the first golf course in the United States designed by Tiger Woods.

Last fall, Golf Channel crews filmed the episodes on Bluejack holes #1, #2, #4 […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on Tune In to the Golf Channel Tonight for the Premiere of the Golf Academy at Bluejack National

Bluejack National Opens Seven Gorgeous Holes with Zeon Zoysia Fairways, Tees and Surrounds

A recent article posted on the Golf Advisor website announced that seven holes are now open at Bluejack National Golf Club, the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course in the United States. All surfaces of the course, except the TifEagle bermudagrass putting greens, are being grassed with Zeon Zoysia, one of the several superior, certified turfgrass […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on Bluejack National Opens Seven Gorgeous Holes with Zeon Zoysia Fairways, Tees and Surrounds