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About Keith Kitchen
Growing up on a working farm that feeds your family gave Keith an appreciation for the importance of planning for growth. It was corn and peanuts then, now it sports turf. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Economics and spending 5 years with Southern States, Keith partnered into a new business venture overseeing natural turf maintenance for Luxury Lawns, a startup maintenance company. Continued growth over 20 years has placed Luxury Lawns, a company Keith now owns, in the top small businesses in the Midlothian area specializing in residential turf management, landscape design and installation, and hardscape applications. After success in the residential turf market, Keith launched Commonwealth Sports Turf and now manages the day to day operations of the business.
Entries by Keith Kitchen
Spring is a great time of year that many enjoy for various reasons! After a lot of months of the winter season it’s a great time one of the best past-times; spring baseball! Baseball season is approaching and it’s the absolute best time to get the field together for the new season.
Crabgrass is a common, albeit annoying, problem. Luckily, because it’s so common, there are a number of remedies that will work quickly and efficiently. Whether it’s a soccer field, baseball field or golf course, keeping crabgrass at bay should be a top priority for both field owners and maintenance workers. Identifying Crabgrass Because crabgrass has […]
While talking about green turf, first let the word be a bit more understandable. Green turf grass is nothing but a lawn gardening or landscaping grass used on a particular area which in contrast to ornamental grasses are smaller in proportion.
Late winter and early spring growing conditions are a bad time for standard field maintenance practices. That means gearing up for 2015 winter maintenance should happen now. As with most things in life, the best way to approach the problem is with a plan. In this case, a Winter Field Maintenance Plan or WMP.
In recent years, Virginia has seen record high December temperatures followed by sharp cold snaps. These drops in temperature can severely damage or even kill turfgrass, so it is important that groundskeepers remain vigilant and make appropriate maintenance decisions. Dealing effectively will frost and ice will ensure that your turf has regrowth in spring.
Since the practice of sodding using natural sea grass turf was first pioneered in Scotland for early 17th century bowling greens, natural grass has continued to be the natural choice of professionals creating sports pitches.
With the increase in attendance and participation growth there would be definitely increase in the renovations and new field constructions. Every sporting field requires maintenance and extensive planning.
A well-maintained field translates into good performance. Proper field maintenance requires money, time, and expertise. For most schools, athletics field managers, and golf course owners, in-house maintenance is sufficient because it is less demanding in terms of money and expertise.