Friday, June 26, 2020

Lawncare Surfactant Program

It's hot. It's dry. Lawns are suffering.

We've got something to help ...

The Product

Enhanced Gypsum with SynGen

The Program

6 lb/M for 60 days activity (Early June) – or -

4 lb/M lasts 45 days (Mid-May, Mid-June, Mid-August) *

·     Irrigated Turf – Improves infiltration allowing property owners to reduce the frequency of irrigation and quantity of water applied to maintain healthy, durable turf

·     Non irrigated turf or extremely sandy soils – Capitalize on natural precipitation by promoting deeper infiltration, reducing runoff, and avoiding hydrophobic conditions

Program Benefits

·     Improves infiltration of irrigation and natural precipitation

·     Preserves water retention by increasing penetration into the soil and thatch

·     Water penetrating deeper into the root zone expands the reservoir of water available to roots, and is less prone to evaporation

·     Reduces disease pressure by eliminating excess moisture at the surface

·     Improves performance of fertility program by increasing nutrient availability and preserving a consistent soil solution

Additional Water Savings Tips

·     Install Smart Controller capable of adjusting run times to account for actual or average monthly demand (ET) and natural precipitation

·     70% weekly ET replacement will provide at least 10% savings relative to traditional recommendations for cool season turf

·     Reduce frequency of irrigation

o   May 15 to June 15 – every 3 days

o   June 15 to Sept 1 – every other day

o   Sept 1 to Oct 1 – 2 days per week

§  Irrigation events aren’t set in stone, please use local knowledge of soils and adjust accordingly.

Why add a surfactant program for my lawn?

·     This program contributes to a more Environmentally, Economically, and Socially sustainable model for turf management.

·     More effective irrigation will reduce water bills to offset the cost of the program

·     Better water management enhances the benefits of all other maintenance programs (fertilizer, over-seeding, aeration)

·     Reduced water consumption helps conserve water, protects valuable water resources by reducing the potential for runoff and leaching


How to Maximize the Benefits

·     Incorporate Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers in your programs and target 2.5 -3.5 pounds of Nitrogen annually (depending on dominant grass species) without sacrificing quality or performance

o   Better control over growth rate reduces demand for water and improves after cut appearance on lawns

o   Adjust timing and sources of Nitrogen applications to maximize root development in fall and minimize carbohydrate consumption in spring and summer

·     Combine program applications to maximize efficiency

o   Switch to Acelepryn/Dimension combo product for reduced environmental impact on beneficial insects

o   Surfactant applications in June and July produces resilient turf and promotes recovery from pests and heat stress

·     Surfactant programs compliment aeration and over-seeding services designed to establish and promote more drought tolerant grasses by managing soil moisture from germination through establishment.

*For best results use the 4lb rate before the onset of turf stress and warm conditions.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

AG&T Sales Team is Growing Again!

Atlantic Golf & Turf is pleased to announce that Peter Gorman is the newest member of our consultative sales team.  Peter is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.  He has fortified his education by completing Winter School for Turf Managers at the University of Massachusetts.  His strong work ethic, scientific approach, and outstanding people skills make him the perfect addition to our team.  

Beyond his formal education, Peter brings nearly 20 year of experience managing high end golf courses and an insatiable desire to further his education.  These traits along with his experience will make him a valuable resource to Turfgrass Managers throughout the region.   During his 7 year tenure at Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club, Peter served in various roles for the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and is currently the Vice President.  Additionally, he was selected to represent the golf industry as a board member for the Science and Technical Workgroup for the CT State Water Plan, the Dean’s Advisory board for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UCONN, and is leading the development of the Best Management Practices for Golf Courses in New England through GCSAA.

Peter will be focusing on helping Golf Course Superintendents and Sports Turf Professionals to achieve their goals, and will be concentrating his efforts in Central/Western Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut.  He can be reached via email at