How Much Soil Does A Turfgrass Farm Deplete?

This is a question we get asked all the time and we usually tell people, “Not as much as you’d think.”

We mow and mow and mow about 9 months out of the year and all those grass clippings decompose and go back into the soil. Plus all the fertilizer and sometimes lime that we put on the fields help retain the soil.

Here’s an article from the Turgrass Producers International organization that goes into some detail about how much is lost or gained and some of the studies that have been done on soil depletion. It’s only three pages long and not too technical so check it out if you’ve ever wondered about this topic.

How Much Soil Does a Turfgrass Farm Deplete?

Warm 2017 So Far

We aren’t typically quite this green this early but we’ve had an unseasonably warm Winter so far this year. We’ve really been green for almost the entire year it seems like. That’s not to say ALL of our fields are bright green but they’re getting there. Different fields are always a little bit different depending on the dirt, the rain, and the surrounding area (if it’s surrounded by woods or something). All those can make a difference in how the grass weathers the seasons.

Here are a couple of photos from one of our fields a couple of weeks ago on March 6th.

Y’all take care out there and keep us in mind for all your sod needs!

A little bit of Spring and a whole lot of green!

Now that Spring is here and the cold weather is mostly gone, we were able to capture some shots of the green that has come in! All of the rain, irrigation, and fertilizer has made for some beautiful fields around Crosby and we’re glad to see it! We’re gearing up for the busiest time of the year and the grass is here to help us do it!

 

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Photos From the Sky

Photos From the Sky

Everyone has a drone these days seems like and they do make some really cool photos. Here are a few from February of activity on the farm. Thank you Andres for these pics! Okay, yes the farm is mostly brown right now but what do you expect, it’s February! The fertilizer will give it some good green color as soon as we get some warm growing weather.

Bill Murff – 1935 – 2016

Bill Murff – 1935 – 2016

Bill Murff, our founder, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. He started this company in his spare time in 1969 while he was still teaching at Crosby High School. He was a great influence on many people in this area and around the country really. We thank you for your thoughts and prayers in this time of grief and we want to share a slideshow we put together of his life that we will play at the memorial service.