Care for Your Winter Lawn

Once 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 fescue […]

December 31st, 2015|Categories: General|

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

Last week, an 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 superior turfgrass varieties […]

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

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 recently aired a 16-minute televised segment. 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 cancer […]

November 18th, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

Crumb Rubber in Artificial Turf on Sports Fields Continues to Cause Concern

A recent report and video posted on the website of NBC News described the growing concern of the general public, particularly families with children, on whether crumb rubber in artificial turf is safe to play on. A women’s soccer coach at the University of Washington, Amy Griffin, has accumulated a list of 63 soccer goalkeepers […]

November 12th, 2015|Categories: General|

USA Today Provides Update on Olympic Golf Course

Last week, 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 […]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

What to Do Now for the Fall Lawn

As lawns begin to come out of the stresses of summer heat and humidity, now’s the time to give them a bit of extra attention to prepare for winter. Follow the tips below to keep your lawn looking its best this fall.

 

Fertilize cool-season lawns in September and then again in November.

 

Core aerate cool-season lawns (fescue/bluegrass) […]

September 25th, 2015|Categories: General|

Fall Armyworms Are Marching

Photo courtesy of David Shetlar, Ph.D., Ohio State University.

 

The larval (caterpillar) stage of the fall armyworm moth can cause serious damage to lawns. In summer, the moths lay clusters of eggs in cotton-like, greenish-white masses on structures (houses, mailboxes, fences, signs, etc.), shrubs and trees, and the newly hatched larvae drop down to the ground […]

September 16th, 2015|Categories: General|

Zeon Zoysia Again Lauded as the Primary Golf Grass at the 2016 Olympics

A recent article posted on PitchCare.com included several paragraphs about Zeon Zoysia, the turfgrass cultivar chosen to grass the fairways and tees for the 2016 Olympics golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Touted as dense and drought tolerant, with low fertilizer requirements, Zeon was planted as sod, primarily in large rolls, supplied by Green […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

Time to Treat for White Grubs!

A common turfgrass pest throughout our region, white grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, most commonly those of Japanese beetles, green June beetles, May and June beetles, oriental beetles and southern and northern masked chafers. These grubs feed on the roots of the grass, which reduces its ability to use water and nutrients. Consequently, […]

September 4th, 2015|Categories: General|

David Bradley of Turf Mountain Sod Joins The Turfgrass Group

 

After garnering 25 years of turfgrass and sod-production experience at Turf Mountain Sod in Hendersonville, NC, David Bradley has now joined The Turfgrass Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a knowledgeable, well-respected professional to our company,” said Aaron McWhorter, co-owner of The Turfgrass Group with Ken Morrow. “Through devoting most of his career to helping […]

August 31st, 2015|Categories: General|