Originally Posted by Smallaxe
I wonder why the concept of healthy/mature turf is so illusive/allusive???
I think it is because there are few people cutting grass that actually care about anything beyond cutting the grass and making money. To understand plant health, we have to understand and care about and spend time learning and researching plants. We cannot care for anything if we have no idea what it needs.
Grass should be addressed just like any other plant. One thing I see overlooked a lot is roots... If you pulled a plant out of a pot and the roots were just below the surface, you would decide something was wrong. Grass is no different. Grass is being watered daily sometimes multiple times a day here. Why? I'm also beginning to think aeration should be done every fall to improve soil compaction to promote root growth.
Good post! It's a good conversation starter!