It’s never too early to plan. What you do this fall and winter may be less expensive to choose now. There are several considerations to review when choosing whether to leave dormant turf as-is or whether to choose between traditional overseed, liquid overseed or both.
Q&A: Geoponics & Virginia Golf Course Superintendent Jay Wade
Each season has its challenges for growing healthy turfgrass. Particularly challenging is maintaining that vibrant green color expected by golf club members and tournament players, regardless of climate, weather or water restrictions.
So when Geoponics heard of a man in Virginia who maintained a green golf course throughout the year, throughout a multitude of growing conditions, pleasing members with his handling of warm season grasses even during cool weather, we wanted to hear how he did it. Golf Course Superintendent Jay Wade shares how he maintains healthy turf throughout the seasons.
Here is our brief interview.
Sod farmers are getting their sod to market faster using Endurant turf colorants to give turfgrass a boost of green during the transition from winter to spring. The benefits of Endurant are immediate, lasting and applicable year-round for cool season and warm season grasses.
Endurant gets the sod to the market faster and makes sod last longer, adding more sales potential and decreasing waste of otherwise browning grass at retail centers.
Top benefits reported by sod farmers using Endurant turf color enhancers:
If your grass doesn’t look like spring, Endurant TE can help.
Just as it was time to spring forward the clocks, many turf lovers felt more like they were flung back into winter. Endurant TE, a turf color enhancer for growing grass, helps turfgrass professionals transition smoothly from winter to spring. Late season frosts and snowstorms have many lawns, golf courses and sod farms not quite looking like spring. Endurant TE will bring spring to your customers, golfers, and visitors by giving the green color they desire.
Turfgrass Colorants, Part II: How golf course superintendents can transition from pigment to paint
This is the second part of a three-part interview with Geoponics Corp and Justin White, of WinField Solutions. White has approximately 20 years experience, or more, in golf course maintenance and turfgrass management.
Lawn paint provides green grass in any season. Drought, temperature extremes, such as too much heat or too much cold, along with seasonal dormancy, may be leading to brown, dry or patchy looking grass. Endurant lawn paint is the solution that is easy, economical and environmentally responsible.
Endurant lawn paint turns even the brownest grass to lively, natural green grass without overwatering, over-fertilizing or using harsh chemicals.
Why lawn paint?
Some of the top reasons for choosing to buy lawn paint are aesthetics, economics, environmentalism and agronomics.
Endurant lawn paint provides the best, most natural looking green grass colorant. Endurant lawn paint is long lasting with the colorant lasting up to three months depending upon how fast the grass is growing and how frequently it is mowed.
The aesthetic appeal of using Endurant lawn paint includes adding curb appeal to properties that are listed for sale. Simply choosing to buy lawn paint to rid the property of brown, patchy grass has been shown to increase curb appeal, decrease the amount of time a property remains listed for sale on the real estate market and increases the purchase price.
Endurant lawn paint has long been used by turfgrass professionals because of its superior natural look. Endurant’s aesthetic appeal has led to Endurant being the choice professionals and homeowners make when beautiful green grass is important. Endurant is the go-to brand when being applied to golf courses just before events that draw millions of TV viewers and the world’s most famous golf professionals. Endurant is the choice for use on common areas and grass in advance of social events, including weddings and parties. Endurant is the choice for people who choose to enjoy their lawns, whether for a home BBQ or any day of the week.
Unlike other lawn paint brands, Endurant lawn paint does not fade to a fake blue tone. Endurant fades on tone, meaning even as the colorant wears off or fades due to weather, growth, mowing and other conditions over the weeks or months, the grass colorant remains natural looking.
Unsightly pet urine stains, drought-stricken lawns, dormant brown grass and other lawn challenges are quickly remedied with Endurant lawn paints. Endurant provides lush, green lawns quickly and economically.
Endurant lawn paint is less expensive than the practice of overseeding when faced with dormancy and grass turning brown to seasonal weather changes. Overseeding includes the expenses of extra mowing, extra water, seed costs, fertilizers, herbicides, other harsh chemical usage and extra work and transition problems during seasonal changes.
The concentrated blends of Endurant provide particular value to transforming even the brownest, driest lawns.
Endurant lawn paint provides green, lush lawns instantly. It is easy to apply. It is one of the least expensive ways to transform a drought-stricken brown lawn into a lush green lawn without incurring the expense of extra watering, landscape replacement or harsh chemicals.
Endurant lawn paint is the most environmentally responsible choice when choosing to buy lawn paint. Many of the economic savings of less water, fewer chemicals and less fertilizer not only save money, but are better for the environment.
Endurant lawn paint is made with organic pigments combined with binders for excellent adherence to turfgrass. As the lawn paint lasts up to three months, it provides fast and lasting green grass without using common old practices of over-watering, over-seeding, over-fertilizing and over-reliance on harsh chemicals to provide and maintain a beautiful green lawn.
Turfgrass professionals care about the health of their turf. Endurant is the preferred lawn paint brand among turf grass professionals, such as golf course superintendents, sod growers and landscape professionals, because using Endurant lawn paint has agronomic benefits, leading to improved turfgrass health.
By choosing Endurant lawn paint instead of overseed the turfgrass does not compete with the overseed turf species, which causes seasonal transition related problems and the frequent use of herbicides in an attempt to kill off the overseed after the season. Overseed also poses other agronomic challenges that do not occur when choosing Endurant lawn paint.
Also, when choosing Endurant lawn paint for use during winter dormancy, the darker turfgrass color mildly increases the temperature and therefor leads to faster green-up of the turfgrass in the spring.
Green grass during the winter months is made easy by painting dormant warm season grasses using Endurant colorant. As warm season grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia and Centipede go dormant, attaining green grass often requires either overseed or turf colorant.
Endurant turf colorant eliminates the need to over-seed lawns, golf courses and other grass areas while giving grass vibrant, natural-looking color throughout the winter. Overseeding with cool season grasses such as ryegrass is becoming less popular as the use of Endurant turf colorant continues gaining in popularity each year.
The benefits of using Endurant turf colorant are numerous when compared with the traditional practice of overseeding with ryegrass. Endurant turf colorant eliminates the seasonal transition challenges caused when ryegrass competes with the existing grass for nutrients and sunlight in the spring. As the warm season grasses come out of their dormancy, turfgrass where Endurant was applied is healthier than overseeded turfgrass. These agronomic benefits are also seen aesthetically in the spring with healthier looking turfgrass when Endurant was used in the winter compared with overseed.
Painting grass with Endurant turf colorant can also eliminate the need to mow the overseeded ryegrass throughout the fall, winter and spring months.
As environmental concerns continue to grow, Endurant turf colorant becomes an even better option. One of the best aspects of choosing turf colorant instead of overseed is that grass paints and lawn colorants prevent the need to over-fertilize and over-water the overseeded ryegrass lawns, golf courses and grass areas.
These add up to big savings economically as well.
Check out this blog on the economics and savings using Endurant.
Endurant turf colorants and lawn paints:
✓ Greatest value
✓ Long lasting
✓ High concentrations of organic pigments
✓ Highest quality ingredients