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.
Whether a water feature on a golf course, a backyard pond or a neighborhood waterway, beautification matters. Turn a mucky, mirky pond into a beautiful pond safely, quickly and economically with Aquaveil pond colorant.
In case you missed it, here are scenes from the POA Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament held at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.
We have also mixed in some history shared by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as the event celebrates more than 40 years of participation.
The 2017 POA Annua, presented by the Everglades GCSA, was held Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20.
Industry leaders will celebrate the 10th Annual National Golf Day in Washington, D.C., and across the country, on Wednesday, April 26. Several leaders will start a bit early this year with the National Mall Service Project scheduled Tuesday morning to provide beautification as a community service initiative to benefit the National Park Service.
When we celebrate Earth Day, we mean it. Geoponics is lowering the environmental footprint of golf courses, the golf industry, athletic fields, home lawns and farms.
Endurant turf colorants replaced the old common environmentally costly practice of overseed. Endurant is lowering the environmental footprint of golf by reducing the practices of overseeding, including overwatering and over fertilizing. While Endurant gained in popularity over the course of 10 years, overseeding practices declined by 50 percent in the same 10 year period, according to Golf Management Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
The effect on the golf industry alone has been dramatic as indicated by recent studies. Geoponics has expanded to offering more alternatives to home users whose lawn care practices can have an even more dramatic effect due to their collective acreage.
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Golf course gets its green back during drought using Endurant turf colorant
Southwest Florida visitors don’t expect to see brown golf courses. Nonetheless, that’s what many people are seeing at several courses in the area this February as the area suffers a winter drought.
Some golf courses, however, are beating the drought using Endurant turf colorants.
The superintendent of an 18-hole golf course within Bentley Village, a community located within North Naples, found a solution to their lack of water. The golf course irrigation is sourced from the community’s own lakes, but due to an intensively dry winter, the lakes ran out of water. The community had just enough water to maintain the greens, but the rest of the golf course was brown and dry.
“We operate out of our own self-contained lakes, and once they’re out, we’re out,” said Bentley Village Golf Course Superintendent Anthony Labno.
Despite the weather conditions, members weren’t letting Labno off the hook. They wanted green grass.
“They kept wondering what I could do. I explained I need three things to grow green grass: sunlight, water, and food. Without any one of those, there isn’t much I can do,” he said.
Soon, he discovered Endurant turf colorants.
“I don’t like having to mask things. But we needed to do something to get the course in much better looking condition,” said Labno.
Geoponics helped Labno pick a shade of green to best match the paspalum turf. Endurant Premium added the best shade to match the areas of healthy grass that still existed on the course.
“People outside the industry often don’t understand. They want it to be green. But ideally, we want playable, tournament quality turf,” said Labno.
Now, Bentley Village has the best of both worlds.
“I’ve got a dry course that plays well, it’s quick, it’s fast, and, I got green. I think it looks great. I like the color of it,” said Labno.
Member guests arrived on a rainy Wednesday, two days after applying Endurant turf colorant. Members agreed, the golf course looked impressive.
The one day of morning rain wasn’t of much help yet, but it didn’t hurt the turf either.
“We got over an inch of rain today, but I doubt it’s enough to get the lakes up and running yet. We got to see how Endurant holds up to rain,” said Labno.
Since Endurant is not merely a temporary dye, but rather a lasting colorant that adheres to turfgrass, the rain had no effect on the color and durability.
“I would definitely recommend Endurant. If you’re in a situation where you need to get some color quickly— whether it’s dormant or to cover up from frost or in my situation where there’s no water— Endurant provides a great solution to get some color,” said Labno.
Golf superintendents play color enhanced paspalum for greener turf & water savings
Endurant turf colorants provide vibrant green ahead of sweltering summer heat during a demonstration for Florida Golf Course Superintendents
Just before summer, participants in the Poa Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament, presented by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association, saw Endurant turf colorants applied and the immediate effects.
Golf Course Superintendents are always looking for ways to get ahead of the game to achieve optimal results in turfgrass.
Geoponic’s Endurant turf colorants can lead to a huge savings and a vibrant green using less water, fertilizer and other harmful chemicals.
Geoponics provided a demonstration of Endurant Premium, one of several concentrated natural green colorant shades available in the Endurant line of colorants. Endurant was applied at a rate of approximately 3 to 4 gallons per acre on the Platinum Paspalum at The Rookery at Marco golf course, of the Marco Island Marriott. Platinum Paspalum is a turfgrass variety often chosen for environmental benefits, including saving water. Check out more about this variety from West Coast Turf and Western Sod, in a short article here.
Replace indicator dyes with Endurant TE
One of the most popular uses of Endurant TE in turfgrass management is Endurant TE mixed with other products as an indicator dye. It saves money and provides lasting turf enhancement with naturally vibrant green turf color. Learn how it works in this short article.
Endurant greened up the tee boxes at Envirotron, a Florida golf tournament committed to a greener, sustainable turfgrass industry. Endurant is the perfect choice for a tournament that funds and promotes sustainability in turfgrass industries.
Applying grass paint to Bermuda tees
Bermuda grass and especially the dark green variety of Celebration Bermuda grass is quite popular. Painting Celebration Bermuda grass with Endurant has long been a popular maintenance strategy among turf grass professionals and golf course superintendents. Painting golf course practice tees with Endurant provides excellent color contrast and playability for a look of instant overseed at less cost economically and environmentally.
Why paint Celebration Bermuda grass with Endurant turf colorant?
- Endurant turf colorants come in super-concentrated varieties of organic pigments combined with binders made specifically for excellent adherence to turfgrass.
- The super concentration of dark green color available in the line of Endurant colorants makes Endurant an optimal choice for use on the deep, dark green color that makes Celebration Bermuda grass so popular.
- Easy to use– all you need is water, Endurant and a sprayer
- Economical– Endurant is known as liquid overseed at a fraction of the cost of traditional overseed
- Environmentally sustainable compared with overseeding– which also leads to over-watering and over-fertilizing
- Long lasting and provides year round green grass even in drought or dormancy
- Natural green color that fades on tone– meaning the grass stays green and does not fade to an unnatural color
Celebration Bermuda grass is a popular grass for sports fields, golf courses and other places where there is heavy traffic because of its wear tolerance.
Endurant turf colorants provide an excellent replacement to winter ryegrass overseeding of Celebration Bermuda grass and other bermuda grass varieties.
The environmental benefits of using Endurant turf colorant has increased Endurant’s popularity among professionals and homeowners. Using Endurant leads to green fairways, lush looking lawns and beautified common areas using less water, fewer pesticides, less fertilizer and fewer herbicides versus overseeding.
Golf course superintendents were among the first turf managers to witness the beneftis of using Endurant turf colorants instead of overseeding with ryegrass each winter. As golf courses superintendents found increasing success and Endurant became the turfgrass professional’s top choice, painting home lawns with Endurant is now gaining popularity as well.
This popularity has led to conserving natural resources, spending less money, enhanching the quality of celebration bermudagrass and meeting aesthetic expecations of golf club members, home owners’ associations, athletes and prospective home buyers.
Benefits to painting Celebration Bermuda grass and other warm season grass varieties versus overseeding include fewer mowings while non-overseeded grass is not growing during dormancy; less fuel and labor hours; less wear on equipment, less water; less fertilizer; fall color retention; earlier spring time greenup; fewer disturbances and delays of game.
As celebration Bermuda grass is popular for its deep, dark green color the super-concentrated colorant options provided by Endurant’s super-concentration of organic pigments combined with binders made specifically for excellent adherence to turfgrass make Endurant grass paints an optimal choice for use on Celebration Bermuda.