Bentgrass care | Agrostis Bent Cultivation Bentgrass is a common name for grasses from the genus Agrostis. Also known as simply "Bent" or "Blown Grass", the genus is widespread, may include over 200 species and thousands of cultivars (depending upon which authority you accept). These grasses include both annuals and perennials, and some of the most widely cultivated turf grasses....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Fescue Turf | Festuca Grasses Fescue or Blue Grasses are cultivars from the plant genus Festuca. There are over 100 species in this genus, widely spread across the world, but more prominent in temperate and colder places. Appearance...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Grasses for Warm Climates Amenity turf is widely used in warmer places, but if you want a lawn to grow well, remain health, and be hardy to wear and tear, you need to carefully choose the type of grass used.  The following are some of those more widely grown under warmer conditions....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
How to Propagate Grass Grasses generally propagate readily from seed, however some types of seed may be difficult to obtain. Grasses that produce seed readily in their country of origin might simply not produce seed in another country or climate. Seed propagation is the least costly method of propagation, but also the least certain.  And as discussed earlier - seedlings are not always identical to the parent plant they came from, and that can be a disadvantage if you want the plant for a particular ornamental affect. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Lawn establishment in Warm Climates Nearly everyone loves a beautiful lawn, even non-gardeners. It's one of the first things most of us think about creating in a new garden, perhaps because it's one of the easiest and often cheapest way to quickly "finish off" a new home. Once the grass is down, it's much easier to keep mud and dust out of the house, it makes the property look much neater, and it's not so much of a hassle to let the children out to play, or to invite guests over for a visit....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Lawn Repair | Distance Education Turf Got a really sad lawn?   Between drought, winter and the routine problems of too much wear and tear; many of us have lawns that are short on grass and either full of weeds or bare hard patches of soil. Here’s what to do. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Managing Soil Moisture | Turf Irrigation Moisture sensors are devices that will determine the level of moisture in soil, and allow the turf manager to make better decisions about then to irrigate....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Turf Diseases Lawns look like pretty simple things; but they are far more complex than you might think. A lot occurs on below the surface; and the plants that make up a lawn can be subjected to attack from a huge range of different pests and diseases; which can cause more problems than are obvious....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more