Turf Growth Regulator
Turf Growth Regulators have been used for decades on professional sports fields and golf courses, but has become more popular with homeowners in recent years. The original intention for these materials was to reduce the frequency of mowing, resulting clippings, and labor on properties. However, many other benefits have been discovered from using this material.
The material doesn’t harm turfgrass, but rather improves its health and appearance. Applying Turf Growth Regulator treatments in addition to a lawn care program will help your lawn in the following ways.
Benefits of Turf Growth Regulator
- Healthier, more upright grass plants
- Improved wear tolerance
- Increased cold tolerance
- Deeper root growth
- Better drought tolerance
- Increased fungicide performance
- Reduced irrigation requirements
- Grass clipping reduction
- Assistance in resisting certain turf diseases
- Thicker turfgrass density
- Reduction of seedheads in certain turfgrasses
- Improved lawn color
Applying Turf Growth Regulator will slow the leaf growth of labeled turf species by up to 50% for up to 4 weeks. Slowing the growth of turfgrasses can help to store more energy in their roots instead of depleting it with using it for leaf growth. This can help lawn areas to handle environmental and use stresses throughout the year.
Property owners are often tempted to reduce fertilizer applications in their lawn care program to reduce mowing. This is detrimental to the health of a lawn as it still needs these nutrients for optimum health and color. Applying Turf Growth Regulator to lawns provides relief from excessive mowing while actually improving health.
We recommend applying Turf Growth Regulator to your lawn approximately 4 times throughout the year. Applications should be made from spring through fall, relative to the growing conditions influenced by weather. If you would like more information regarding these treatments for either your residential lawn or a commercial property, we would be happy to talk to you.