Turf Grasses: How Much Wilt is Okay?

Posted by Demetro Carbone on November 6, 2013

The answer to this question is “it depends.” Warm-season turf grasses can easily survive extended periods of drought by entering dormancy. It is okay to allow your grass to enter dormancy, provided you are prepared to see some wilt signs and browning of leaf blades. If a period of limited or no rainfall or irrigation Read More

Putting Green Maintenance: Mowing Practices Determine Putting Quality

Posted by Demetro Carbone on October 31, 2013

Regardless of other practices, proper mowing is required for good putting greens. Proper mowing includes daily mowing, daily changing of mowing patterns, mowing at the correct height, precise adjustment of mowers, daily cleaning and sharpening of mowers, training of mower operators and visual inspection of results. Mowing is the single most important practice in greens Read More

Putting Green Maintenance: Pest Management – Insects, Diseases and Weeds

Posted by Demetro Carbone on October 23, 2013

The cultural practices discussed above are intended to develop fine putting greens as well as to reduce pest-related problems. Practices that promote healthy, dense turf also help prevent many pest problems. Proper mowing, fertilization and watering practices help resist invasions of weeds and reduce outbreaks of some diseases. However, even where recommended cultural practices are Read More