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Thursday, August 20, 2009
Fungus Identification
Many St. Augustine grasses are known for their adaptability to shade. They are often planted under trees and below overhangs where other grasses simply won't survive. This is an appealing feature for selecting a St. Augustine for a less-than-ideal landscape. But with the pluses come the minuses. Shade and moisture can lead to fungus in any turfgrass. This months Landscape Contractor Magazine has some detailed photos and descriptions to help you diagnose your problem. Click the magazine cover below to read the story.





























Thursday, August 06, 2009
Natural Grass Beats Synthetic in NFL Player Survey
Yearly statistics show that an overwhelming majority of players in the National Football League prefer natural grass. The number remains constant year after year, despite advances in artificial turf technology. The stats are based on natural grass versus the newest generation variety of synthetic turf that uses infill.

In a 2008 survey of 1,565 active players from all 32 teams in the league, 71.7% of players said they prefer to play on natural grass compared to 15% who prefer artificial infilled turf. 11% indicated they had no preference. These athletes have played on all varieties of natural and artificial grass at facilities throughout the league and consistently advocate their preference for the real thing.

Some other key statistics from the survey:

• Which surface is more likely to contribute to injury?
o 84.8% of respondents said artificial infilled turf.

• Which surface is more likely to cause more soreness and fatigue?
o 91% of respondents said infilled artificial turf.

• Which surface is more likely to shorten career?
o 92.6% of the respondents said infilled artificial turf.

• Which surface is more likely to impact quality of life after playing days are over?
o 61.6% of the respondents said infilled artificial turf.