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On the Course: Sequoyah National

ON THE COURSE Sequoyah National Shifts to Warm Season Grass About Brannon Burnes Brannon Burnes has served as superintendent at Sequoyah National since 2014. A native of middle Georgia, he started working on golf courses in high school. Burnes earned a turf degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, and later went back to …

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Dollar Spot Prevention and Control

Dollar spot is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting turfgrasses in our region. And it’s a costly blight as well. Landscapers, golf course superintendents and other turfgrass professionals spend more money on chemicals to control dollar spot than any other disease.

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On the Farm: Aaron McWhorter on 35 Years of Sod Success

We’re marking a milestone anniversary, here at NG Turf. Thirty-five years ago, our founder and CEO Aaron McWhorter planted the first seeds that would become not only a thriving sod business, but also a trusted source of information for homeowners and turfgrass pros. Beginning with a small tract of Bermuda grass, NG Turf has grown to become a leading sod producer in the Southeast by focusing on premium product and stellar service.

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Lawn Care Tips from Grass Pro Bob Wolverton

April is National Lawn Care Month. While most homeowners care for an acre or two of grass in our lawns, Bob Wolverton maintains an 11-acre golf facility and sports fields at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. The grass he grows not only has to look great, but has to perform well, too. He shares some of his insider knowledge to help keep our home lawns looking their best this month and all year long.

Did You Buy Sod or Certified Turfgrass

Before you specify or buy sod for a project, you analyze the site conditions and make a careful choice based on the unique characteristics of a particular turfgrass variety. The success of your project hinges on the ability of that variety to perform as expected. However, contamination from other grasses or weeds could jeopardize the installation, unless you purchase certified turfgrass.