Chapter 6

Cultural Practices


Turfgrass fertilization is a function of grass species, turf use, cultural practices and the desires of the turf manager or client.

man mowing Kyle field


Mowing is the primary cultural practice in turf management. Without regular mowing even a fine turf quickly becomes just another weed patch. Good mowing practices enhance a turf more than any other cultural practice. Density, texture, color, root development, wear tolerance, and other aspects of turf quality are all enhanced by proper mowing.


Rainfall rates vary from less than 10 inches to nearly 60 inches throughout the southeastern states. Turfgrasses require about 60 inches of water to remain green and growing throughout their growing season.

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