While it may seem like taking care of a grass lawn is easier than maintaining a garden, if you’ve ever struggled to keep a lawn green then you know that the process is more complicated than it first appears. Keeping grass healthy becomes even more complex when you expand from a residential lawn to a golf course or other sports field. For these facilities, a professional turf management team (such as ours at Carolina Turf and Mosquito) is often necessary to keep the field safe for play. Like any other process, turf management involves some important preparatory steps, and in this article, we’ll be going over a few of them.
- Timing- One important part of turf management prep is to choose the right time to over-seed. Temperature plays a crucial role in successful seed germination, so it’s essential not to plant too early or too late in the season. We at Carolina Turf and Mosquito have over 20 years of experience in the industry, so we know exactly how to determine when the conditions are ideal for seeding your turf.
- Soil Testing- Another essential part of the turf management process is to test the soil. Your soil’s type, pH level, and nutrient content all have a big impact on how successfully various turf grasses will grow, so our experts need to know all of this information in order to produce the best results. If your soil does not fall within ideal parameters for your existing grass, we can use fertilizer or other additives to help it meet your turf’s needs.
- Aerating- A third step that we at Carolina Turf and Mosquito take to prepare your turf for seeding is to aerate the soil. Grass seeds need plenty of contact with the soil in order to germinate successfully, and they also need plenty of room to grow. A large part of turf management is loosening soil that has become too compact and allowing air to more easily circulate. Our experts can help make sure that your soil is the ideal consistency to keep your turf lush and green.