Category: Turf Management

Score the Perfect Playing Surface & Find Your Turf

Remember that feeling when you step on the soccer field for the first game of the season? Or dive in the grass to catch a fly ball? Or watch your kids run through the grass on one of the last warm days of fall? We need more places to run, compete, get dirty, learn from … Continued

Grass stains, yes. Turf burns, no.

In the coming weeks, soccer players will take to the field for the spring season – full of hope for a winning season and grass stains to prove it. Soccer is a sport with pounding contact between player and turf. This makes natural turf playing fields the key to keeping players healthy and giving them … Continued

Going for the Green

I may be exchanging my title of “co-captain” for “fan” of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team this year, but what hasn’t changed is my passion for making soccer and natural grass surfaces available to athletes of all levels and ages. Women’s soccer, even at the national and international level, doesn’t always have the benefit of … Continued

How to Get More Game Out of your Turf

  Abby Wambach, co-captain of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s Soccer team, recently continued voicing her perspective on the importance of providing natural turf playing fields for soccer players of all levels and ages. As a natural grass advocate and maintenance advisor, I am excited to see natural grass fields come into the forefront … Continued

Real Grass for the Win

Still fresh from the exhilaration of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team Women’s World Cup win, it’s easy to look back and think only of the highlights. The incredible saves, that amazing goal from midfield, those last few seconds when you were sure the team won—those are definitely moments to remember. But we shouldn’t forget about … Continued

For the Love of the Game

I was four years old when I first started playing soccer. Back then, I never thought it would be a career. I couldn’t imagine the sport would take me to see the world, or that I would represent my country on the United States women’s team. Way back then, it was all about the thrill … Continued

Guest Post: Organic products are not always what they seem. Education is key

With so much information circulating on the Internet, it’s hard to discern between facts and opinions and credible and non-credible sources, especially when it comes to pesticide products and their use. And sometimes, seemingly credible sources and studies aren’t always that.  On top of that, it seems fashionable to label lawn care operators – once … Continued

Montgomery County Pesticide Legislation: UPDATE

The Montgomery County Council has set a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 15 and Feb. 12 to discuss Bill 52-14. The proposed bill, introduced by Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal in October 2014, will ban the use of select EPA-approved pesticides on public and private property in the county. The legislation would … Continued

Kickoff to National Inspect & Protect Week

National Inspect and Protect Week (NIAP) is a week dedicated to educating homeowners about the importance of protecting their homes and outdoor spaces from potentially harmful pests. During the week of October 14-18, RISE (Responsible Industry for Sound Environment)® will be equipping homeowners with key steps to ensure a healthy home, as well as takeaway … Continued

Love to stop and smell your roses?

Valentine’s Day is typically devoted to showing affection to our loved ones with flowers, chocolates, and kisses. But this year, be sure to share some love with your beloved home and lawn, too! Just like a healthy relationship requires nurturing and dedication, a healthy landscape requires just the right amount of attention and care, even … Continued

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