Cost Savings & Turfgrass Maintenance

There is a great article in the USGA Green Section Record about cost savings and turfgrass maintenance. Sometimes golf courses must find ways to reduce expenses on turfgrass maintenance, and the article Dollars and Sense: Making It in a Tough Economy provides a number of tips to save money.

I encourage anyone interested in getting the most efficient use of their turf maintenance expenditures to read it. Some of the advice includes:

  • the use of growth regulators to reduce mowing
  • use less expensive fertilizer
  • eliminate all nutrients except nitrogen for a season (I’d recommend soil nutrient analysis too)
  • more frequent rolling of the greens

The article includes scores of ways in which you may be able to save money. I counted 84 bullet pointed ideas in the article, under categories such as Greens, Tees, Fairways, Trees, Equipment, Labor, and so on.

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