How to Grow Green Eco Friendly Grass in Hard Economic Times with Limited Budget

Superintendent shares how he overcame fairy ring, sodium detoxification, water management and aerification challenges on a tight budget with Geoponics.

Superintendent shares how he overcame fairy ring, sodium detoxification, water management and aerification challenges on a tight budget with Geoponics.

The budgeting constraints daily fee courses work under do not allow any room to try unfamiliar product lines, especially when they are a premium quality label. Surprisingly, the Geoponics guys that came by the course did not give up on earning my business when I repeatedly explained this to them. As a result, we were eventually able to work out a trial on the fairy ring issues I had on some of my MiniVerde greens.

I no longer face this problem, and I attribute that to the Agriox and Penterra treatments I have been making ever since. I found it especially helpful to time aerification around my applications since it really reduces the time it takes to heal over. We are now addressing the sodium issues that come along with using brackish irrigation water with the Detox product.

Originally I had been skeptical about the affordability of the Geoponics products to the point where I hadn’t really considered their cost effectiveness. Once I saw how much of an improvement the treated areas made, I took a closer look at the cost per acre. Five months later I have adopted the complete Grizzly Pro-Turf Program and am very happy with it, especially how affordable it turned out to be.

I had been using a granular based program, but now I have the convenience of easy application, the time and labor savings of not needing to water in, as well as the benefit of a more uniform and even feed over time. I put a high value on the technical backgrounds of the sales representatives I have been dealing with; they’re good people that I enjoy working with.

 

Scott Ryan
Eagle Lakes Golf Club
Naples, FL