Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Most likely, it has been a stressful summer on your lawn due to the unusual weather patterns this year. If your lawn has come through this summer in good condition, you should declare yourself or your lawn care company an expert. Most properties will have… Read More »
Nutrient of the Month – Sodium – Even though sodium is an essential element, we rarely think of it as part of our nutritional programs. Sodium is typically that evil nutrient that quickly becomes destructive to plants and soil structure. Because of osmotic pressure, moderate levels of sodium can suck moisture and nutrients in or out of plants, shrink roots, and diminish many of metabolic functions of a healthy plant.
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Increasing Microbial Populations by Incorporating Organic Carbon Sources If you’re looking to increase your soil’s microbial activity, you must develop or maintain a cultural program that produces an optimal environment. Or at least one more favorable in terms of aeration, moisture, pH, and organic production… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian “I’m the Diva of Plant Nutrients” Potassium is a vital component for the healthy development of plants. Dissimilar to nitrogen and phosphorus, Potassium doesn’t get utilized in any plant’s structural formation. Potassium is found within the plant cell solution and is responsible for many life-sustaining… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Chloride For some reason, Chloride has gotten a bad name in the turf industry. Could it be, at some point in the past, a Superintendent over-applied chlorides and burned turf? Alternatively, could it be as simple as the margins for chloride products being so low… Read More »