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 farm's healthy crop.
There are two ways that you can
get started with our services:
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.
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.
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.