Entries by Keith Kitchen

Crabgrass Pre-emergent Products

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 […]

What Composes the Top Putting Green Turf?

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.

Gearing up for 2015 Winter Maintenance

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.

Turf Maintenance For Virginia’s December Weather

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.

The Evolution of Turf Grass

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.