Proper lab analysis leads to correct soil nutrient recommendations and an effective soil fertility program for your golf course, sports field, or turf farm. Tailored Programs

 

 

 

 

Our approach is not to sell you chemicals based on perfunctory tests. Rather, backed by one of the best soils test labs in the country, we sample and analyze your soil and water to establish a thorough profile. Based on that profile, we make recommendations that seek to bring soil nutrient elements into balance and present them to the plants in a way that increases plant uptake and leads to healthier turf. We review that program of recommendations with you, because you are the one who will implement it. So, you're back in charge of your turf!

Getting Started Soil and irrigation water quality tests led to this picture of a sod  farm's healthy turf.
  A turf farm's healthy crop.

 

 

 

 

 

There are two ways that you can get started with our services:

Our preferred method is to come to your course, grounds, turf farm or other location and personally visit with you while we take a set of soil samples. That interaction gives us an opportunity to review your property layout, hear your goals, discuss your turf problems, and observe the samples first hand.

After the lab has analyzed the samples, we will write up a detailed report concerning your soils and put together a corrective program with both short- and long term suggestions. We write the corrective program to target specific interactions that are taking place in your soil. Our write-ups are "user-friendly," and based on materials that are readily available (We feel that if we were to put together a corrective treatment that you could not follow, we would be doing you a huge injustice.).

Once we have completed the write-up, we mail you the results and allow you about 10 days to review the recommendations. After that, we call you to set up an appointment where we sit down together and fully discuss the results. We also like to follow up: sometime during the growing season we usually like to stop through and visit with you or your grounds superintendent to do any indicated follow-up, or just plain answer any questions that may have arisen since the last time we reviewed the soil audits.

The second method is for you or your superintendent to send the samples directly to us. We will do the appropriate paper work and send the samples to the lab. Again, once the lab has analyzed the samples, we will write up and submit a detailed report. We follow-up in this approach as well; again, at some point during the season, we will make a point of getting in touch and visiting with you or your superintendent.

Straightforward, Comprehensive Methods

Because every situation is different, so are the corrective and maintenance programs that we write up. Our soils testing agronomic program is tailored to the site and is set up to amend any deficiencies in the root mix. Our physical testing is done to ensure the proper root mix, and to match the root mix with the top dressing material. Water testing is done to determine not only the quality of the water, but also how it will impact the fertility program. With today's emphasis on environmental issues, we can monitor those tests prescribed by county and state governments and amend the fertility plan if need be to meet any concerns.

 

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