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Preparing Your Pond for Fall: 3 Dynamics to Watch

As the seasons change, so do pond and lake dynamics! Understanding the changes your pond goes through will help you better prepare your pond AND fountain for fall. In this post, we’ll check out three factors to keep a close eye on.

Ann Hunter-Welborn Circle of Excellence Award


Centralus™ Wi-Fi Module features and benefits


Choosing A Company For All Your Irrigation Needs.

There are a few things to consider when choosing an irrigation company.

Color Changing Fountain Light Q&A

Whether you’re looking to illuminate your fountain or enhance your water’s natural beauty, lights can be a great addition to your pond or lake! However, with all the new technology and different color changing fountain light packages available in today’s market it’s easy to feel overwhelmed! To make the purchasing process easier we’ve gathered some important information and the most commonly asked question to help you make the best decision possible!

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Solar and Battery-Operated Controllers: No Power, No Problem


Deciding On An Irrigation System.

As customers, we should be researching and finding out more about the company we are hiring. We talk about an experience in the irrigation industry, References and referrals and turnaround times.

Commercial Water Management: Municipalities See Huge Benefits with Hydrawise™


SITEREC and My List: Free Online Tools for Your Business


Hunter Dripline – See Why It’s the Professional’s Choice


Pond Aeration 101

The key to keeping a healthy a pond or lake is aeration; this is done by simply moving water from below the surface up to the surface in mass volume. Any pond that doesn’t have adequate aeration will inevitably have problems. The types of problems a poorly managed pond will experience are unchecked plant and algae growth, foul odors, fish kills and more!

Is Your Golf Course In Need Of An Irrigation Renovation?

Find out how to know if your golf course need an irrigation renovation.

Power and Control Options for Landscape Lighting


What Happens In An Irrigation Audit

Find out what happens during an irrigation audit.

Living Green Walls: New Irrigation Inspirations

Controlling Pond Algae

Algae is an essential part of a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Excessive algae growth or algae blooms, however, are both unattractive and detrimental to lake or pond health. In this post, you’ll learn more about what algae is, why it occurs and how to keep it under control naturally through improved aeration and water circulation.

Deciding On The Best Irrigation Company

When you are deciding on a company for your irrigation needs, be sure to check they offer it all, from […]

EZDS. Is This a Game-Changer?


Summer Pond Care & Maintenance

Summer is a stressful time for pond owners and managers – especially when it comes to pond care and maintenance. Warmer weather brings algae, scum and other annoyances. But many of them will still wait far too long to prepare their pond for the onslaught. In this post, we’ll examine the challenges your pond will face and how you can save it before it’s too late.

Keeping It Fresh

There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to a beautiful view. Unfortunately we do not have the […]

Hunter Spray Nozzle Challenge: You Take the Test


Otterbine Assists ABC’s Extreme Makeover

Otterbine Barebo, Inc. a leading provider of aeration and fountain systems, has joined ABC’s Emmy award winning program “Extreme Makeover: […]

The Technical Difference Between Sod & Turf

In most colloquial instances, the terms ‘lawn’, ‘turf’ and ‘sod’ are used interchangeably, and there is nothing altogether wrong with […]

The Grass Is Greener On Our Side

Why would we need to get a proper irrigation system? Well there are a few reasons why would want to […]

Hunter Industries receives Excellence in Energy Leadership Award


Understanding Water Clarity

A crystal clear mountain stream makes a great image for a beer commercial. But in the lake environment, crystal clear […]

Sprinkler Systems And The Change Of Season

During the summer months, turf irrigation systems present few challenges when using them. The climate is just right for them to work […]

Turf That Is ‘Match Day’ Ready

There is so much excitement when it comes to ‘match day’ between schools. Hours of practice have lead up to […]

The Causes of Poor Water Quality

Often land development creates pollutants that are rich in nutrients containing high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen that rob a […]

Pond Dynamics and Summer

As the seasons change so do pond and lake dynamics. Temperature and light serve as two primary factors that cause seasonal variations in water quality. Biological activity is also heavily impacted and even more so during summer. An understanding of these factors allows a person to find timely solutions to all their water quality management problems. However, people often tend to focus on the symptoms of struggling ponds and lakes (algae, odors, etc.) as opposed to the causes. The focus doesn’t switch to water quality management until the symptoms are obvious.

The Hidden Benefits of Aeration

Aeration systems stand as a natural, environmentally safe, cost-efficient way to maintain a healthy pond. These systems work to increase […]

Saving Water On Irrigation Systems

As we move through the 21st century, human society is becoming increasingly aware of the need to use our natural resources […]

Basics of Selecting & Installing Pond Aeration Systems

Selecting an Aeration System: The size, shape and depth of a pond should dictate the type of aeration system, or […]

Anthracnose Management

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A New Bacterial Disease

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John Peach wins John Collier Environmental Compliance Award

Superintendent John Peach (Paarl Golf Club) , won the John Collier Environmental compliance Award :

SAGIC Gala Dinner at Cape Point Vineyard

The TGMASA Chairman John Peach and the TGMASA Administrator were invited to represent the Turf industry as guest’s of Eleanor Glaum […]

Improving Water Conservation Through Fairway and Rough Cultivation

Water is precious. Every drop counts. Tremendous effort, expense, and sophisticated technology are used to move water from its source to the turf, but […]

Golf Course Water Features Need Management

While traveling across New England, I come across good, bad, and downright ugly ponds and lakes. The good ponds appear to be healthy, vibrant […]

Understanding Water Relations in Mixes for Sand-Channel Drains

Managing soil water is one of the most important aspects of managing golf course turf, but it is probably one of the least […]

10 Things Golfers should know about watering Golf Courses

GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION Did you know that a turfgrass plant is 80 to 85 percent water by weight?Did you know […]

How to reduce water use

WATER CONSERVATION Numerous issues challenge the game of golf today, including improving pace of play, growing the game, lowering costs […]

Superintendent Triangle

AGRONOMICS Superintendents understand that a solid agronomic program is essential for presenting and sustaining a good golf course. In the […]

Machinery Maintenance

Mowing consumes the most amount of time in day-to-day maintenance of a golf course.

Why hollow tyning is important?

Harsh winter weather may lead to golfer requests to eliminate or reduce spring putting green aeration programs.

Tournament Preparation

The high level of turf maintenance required to conduct a U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, or any other USGA national championship […]

Cultural management of Anthracnose on Annual Bluegrass greens

Nitrogen fertility and growth regulators can have positive impacts on management of this potentially devastating disease. Ptthracnose is a disease […]

Yes, there is a new bacterial disease!

An article entitled “The Wilt that Wasn’t” was published in GCI that attempted to provide insight into the tumultuous world […]

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Joseph Vargas, Jr., was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Ohio State University during the Ohio Turfgrass Conference. […]

Kaminski Algae

Blue-Green Algae • Prokaryotic Organisms (Cyanobacteria) • Contain Chlorophyll-a – Release Oxygen and Photosynthesize • Associated With Phormidium and Oscillatoria […]

Managing Soil pH For Optimum Turf Quality

Soil pH is the foundation of soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition. It is measured on a logarithmic scale, with each […]

Understanding The Different Wetting Agent Chemistries

Wetting agent: “Any compound that causes a liquid to spread more easily across or penetrate into the surface of a […]