Managing Thatch on Lawns

Several varieties of lawn grasses (such as zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass and centipedegrass) are vigorous growers and produce large quantities of stems, rhizomes, stolons and roots that are resistant to decay. That layer of dead, non-decayed organic matter that develops between the green grass and the soil surface is called thatch.

A shallow layer (1/2” or […]

March 27th, 2017|Categories: General|

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. […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: General|

It’s Time to Test Your Soil

Soil tests provide important information about the nutrient status of the soil under your grass. 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 a lawn, […]

January 31st, 2017|Categories: General|

UGA Video Details the Story of TifTuf Certified Bermudagrass

Dr. Brian Schwartz, a turfgrass breeder at the University of Georgia who has extensively documented his research on TifTuf bermudagrass, has released a 23-minute video that details many of his eye-opening results. Originally selected for its superior drought tolerance, TifTuf has proven under strenuous trials to not only use less water than other bermudagrass varieties, […]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: TifTuf bermuda|

Non-Turf Lawns Can Backfire, As They Did in Los Angeles

A recent article published on illustrates the dangers of municipalities financially rewarding citizens who replace their lawn grass with an alternative surface, such as gravel. According to the article, the years-long drought in southern California spurred local water districts to offer a combined rebate of $3.75 per square foot for homeowners and businesses to […]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: General|

Olympic Golf Course to Open in Rio for Public Play This Weekend

According to an article posted on yesterday, the golf course that hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic competition last month in Rio de Janeiro will open for public play this coming Saturday, October 1. Green fees will be $75 for Brazilians and will range from $150 to $225 for foreigners. The keeper of the course, […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Olympic Golf Course Now the “Ultimate Golf Pilgrimage”

According to an online article posted by last Friday (August 26) and written by Alan Shipnuck, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, the Olympic Golf Course is “a field of dreams” for the city of Rio de Janeiro, now that the 2016 Summer Olympic competitions are now over. Plans are to soon reopen the course […]

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

Olympics Golf Course Welcomes Competition Today

After years of preparation, a new world-class golf course in Rio de Janeiro welcomed Olympic golfers to competition today. In an article posted by the Washington Post last week, writer Adam Kilgore described the twists and turns that course construction took over the past few years. For the first time in 112 years, golf is […]

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Golf Digest Presents Green Star Award for Environmental Stewardship to the Rio Olympic Golf Course

In an article posted on July 13, 2016, by Golf Digest, writer Ron Whitten discussed whether the selection of Gil Hanse as the architect for the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro was fair. Deep into the story, though, was the announcement that Golf Digest has presented the Green Star Award for Environmental Stewardship […]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

“A Gold Metal for Golf Course Architecture”

In the June 13 issue of Golfweek, Bradley S. Klein described the Olympics golf course in Rio de Janeiro as featuring a “dazzling array of windswept, half-par holes and risk/reward alternatives.” The par-71 course was designed by Gil Hanse and Amy Alcott. The 242-acre site is located practically next to the Atlantic Ocean and within […]

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|