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Without question, one of the biggest stories of 2021 was the “Great Resignation” taking place across the country. Last year in America, from early Spring through the end of the year, more than 33 million people made the decision to quit their jobs. Some were unhappy. Some wanted a switch to a different position. More than 5.4 million went into …

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Welcome avid golfers/gardeners to May 2022. It has been a tough couple of years for plants and gardens in North Texas. We are still feeling the impacts of a record winter storm in 2021 and January and February 2022 gave us several rounds of snow/ice and low temperatures in the teens. This has caused some major damage to landscape across …

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Welcome avid golfers to the April installment of Ask the Superintendent. If you have followed our column for any length of time, you are aware of the many environmental strengths that golf courses have, especially in urban settings. April has always been a special month for golfers, but since 1970 it’s even more special as we have celebrated Earth Day …

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You’ve no doubt seen the articles and heard the news reports about all the people moving to Texas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between July 2020 and July 2021, Texas welcomed 170,307 new people. And that’s just domestic migration. Whoever’s printing the bumper stickers that read, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I …

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The month of March is often hit or miss when it comes to good golf weather. It is often a month of transition. We start to see the warm season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia begin to green up so as the grasses transition with rounds of golf played still on the rise many golfers (rookies and veterans) are …

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Greetings avid golfers and turf fanatics! With the New Year well underway and plenty of distractions in our day to day lives it’s easy to forget that it’s Spring Pre-emergent weed control season. So as we enter the second year of writing the “Ask the Superintendent” column and after nearly 40 years of watching people miss the weed control window …

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Walk into almost any modern home and in the living room is the centerpiece: a flat screen TV. Gone are the days of the CRT TVs or televisions with more wood paneling than actual screen. Now, you have LEDs, OLEDs and the brand new QLEDs to choose from; and believe me, a couple of letters make all the difference.  For …

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Happy New Year, avid golfers and I hope that 2022 exceeds your expectations in every area of your life. January is often a cold and transition month for all of us who maintain golf courses and green spaces.  However, one thing that jumps out this time of year (did you set any personal goals or resolutions) is that we are …

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Happy Holiday’s avid golfers! I hope that you are finding time for some great golf as you enjoy the holidays but as for those of us who maintain golf courses especially in the transition zone (Climate Zones 7, 8) we are very concerned about frost damage this time of year. While any turf can be damaged during frost, we are …

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You may be wondering how plastic surgery can possibly improve your golf game. In this edition, we will explain how the extra skin of your upper eyelids can make an impact on your golf game and keep you from performing your best. What is Blepharoplasty? A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, refers to removal of excess tissue along …

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