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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

Buy Only Certified Sod!

Choosing certified sod is the only way you can be certain that the variety you receive is exactly what you paid for. All sod is required to have a tan state “Department of Agriculture” tag, which means only that the sod is free of fire ants. However, this tan tag does not qualify the sod […]

By |December 31st, 2015|General|Comments Off on Buy Only Certified Sod!

USA Today Provides Update on Olympic Golf Course with Zeon Zoysia

Recently, USA Today online published an update on the golf course slated to host golf’s return to the 2016 Olympics after a 112-year absence. On October 6, members of the international media visited the site in Rio de Janeiro and were “surprised by how healthy, ready and green the course looked.” Designed by Gil Hanse […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on USA Today Provides Update on Olympic Golf Course with Zeon Zoysia

Care for Your Winter Lawn

Once late-fall/winter weather arrives, you lawn will mostly rest until spring returns. Mowing, fertilizing and aerification are no longer needed, except perhaps for cool-season lawns that are still growing. However, weed control and periodic irrigation may be required. Follow the tips below to help keep your lawn healthy as the temperatures continue to drop.

Tall […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Turf Care|Comments Off on Care for Your Winter Lawn

It’s Time for Lime!

Most people have heard of pH, which refers to whether something is acidic or alkaline. But did you know that your soil’s pH level can dramatically affect the health (and, consequently, the look) of your lawn?

For a basic understanding, pH is an abbreviation of the “power of hydrogen” — the “p” is short for potenz (the […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time for Lime!

Feeding Your Lawn in Fall

Many homeowners believe that the best time to fertilize lawns is in spring — when their warm-season grass begins to green up or when their cool-season grass starts actively growing again — and then throughout summer. And, that’s true — for warm-season grasses. However, the best time to fertilize a cool-season lawn, such as fescue […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Turf Care|Comments Off on Feeding Your Lawn in Fall

Artificial Turf Melts Athletic Shoe in Texas

Last month, the MSN Sports website posted an article — and a rather alarming photo — of the melted underside of a shoe worn in practice by a high school football player in Texas. The team plays on synthetic turf, which can get much hotter than natural grass.

To read the article and see the photo, […]

By |September 16th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Artificial Turf Melts Athletic Shoe in Texas