From the outside it looks simple. You mow a few
lawns and collect money. You earn enough to buy more
equipment and hire others. Soon your clientele seems
to be growing as quickly as the grass you’re cutting.
To stand out in any field today you must have something unique or exceptional. That's especially true in sports and it carries over for the individual managing the sports turf surface. Any team's record begins with the quality of the field.
Once upon a time, landscape professionals just took care of landscapes. Issues with water were left to others. Then, as time went on, we expanded our range of services to include hardscapes, outdoor lighting, pond construction and installation, and most of all, irrigation. After all, without the targeted application of water to grass and plant life, nothing is going to grow.
As golf’s popularity explodes, thanks in no small part to “superstar” players like Tiger Woods, more and more golfers are realizing that they’d love the convenience and luxury of practicing at their own home.
You`re cruising down the
highway, and you notice that
the needle on your fuel gauge
leans toward the empty mark. You
pull into the nearest gas station
and hop out of your truck. Shielding
your eyes from the sun, you
scan the large sign that broadcasts
the prices for regular, plus, premium
If you haven’t taken a look at synthetic
turf in many years, look again.
You’re in for a surprise. The tacky, plastic-
looking and uncomfortable surfaces
that we used to see have been
replaced with surprisingly soft materials
that often cannot be distinguished
from grass on first sight.
A lot goes into a nice
looking lawn. A variety of
plants, trees and shrubs
might enhance the turf,
giving the yard a pleasing,
Fences, gateways, walls
and fountains are other
common fixtures. Yet for
all the ornamental beauty
add to the lawn, all the
more challenges there
are in maneuvering
around them once it’s
time to mow.
A WELL-MAINTAINED LAWN IS
a source of great pride for the property
owner. It also sends a message
to all who pass by about the quality
of a well kept property. By the
same token, the landscape professional
who maintains that property
has the same pride—the pride of a
job well done, not just now, but on
a regular basis.
IMAGINE, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT, A
lawn so overpopulated with
weeds and overgrown blades of
grass you’d think you were kneedeep
in some faraway jungle. Not
exactly idyllic, right? Well, no great
When synthetic turf was first invented in the early ’60s, it was hardly impressive. There was only one type available at the time, and it was rough, off-color and uncomfortable. It was called AstroTurf, and while it quickly took off in popularity, it was a far cry from looking the least bit authentic.