turfgrass

Management

Primary cultural practices of turfgrass are mowing, irrigation, and fertilization. Each is done for a purpose. Consistency is beneficial. Other cultural practices are pest management to control insects, mites, fungal diseases, nematodes, and weeds. A interesting challenge is solving problems.

Cultivation of turfgrass involves aerification such as core cultivation, verticutting or vertical mowing, slicing, and fraze mowing. Propagation and establishment of turfgrass is done by seed, sprigs, plugs, and sod depending on the species, its capability, and use requirements. Establishment of turfgrass is often a long-term commitment requiring site modification and other steps in orderly sequence starting with an objective for growing turfgrass in contrast to other vegetation groupings such as groundcovers