Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Why should homeowners consider soil testing? Soil testing is one of the many ways a homeowner can improve and maintain their lawn to keep it in prime condition. Mike Hamilton, the President of Turf Dietitian and previous golf course superintendent, considers soil testing the most… Read More »
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Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Because of that century and a half old Liebig’s Law, we know that every nutrient is equally essential for plant health. However, some do more work than others when looking at nutrients’ functions. So, how important is phosphorous? Without phosphorous, there would be no life… Read More »
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 »