Terminology

  • Turfgrass Management Terms X - Y - Z

    Zero-turn mower - mower with a turning radius of effectively zero. It can pivot in a circle for more efficient mowing making it a favorite among pr...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms U - V - W

    Underground drainage – system installed beneath a natural or synthetic turf system to permit the uniform and speedy exit of moisture from the playi...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms T

    Teeing ground - starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area two club lengths in depth, the front and the sides of which are ...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms S

    Saline soils - soils in which there is a heavy accumulation of salts Sand-based fields – field that has a rootzone/ growing medium that consists of...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms Q - R

    Raceme - an inflorescence in which the spikelets are pedicelled on a rachis Radicle - first baby root that emerges from a seed and becomes the plan...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms P

    Palea - inner of the 2 bracts of a grass floret Part shade – four to six hours of sun each day. This is similar to part sun, but emphasizes the pla...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms O

    Obtuse - blunt or rounded (apex or base), usually making an angle of more than 90 degrees Organic – a term used to describe substances that origina...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms N

    Native - species which originated in North America Native grasses - grasses that are indigenous or that occur naturally in a particular region Nati...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms M

    Macronutrients – essential nutrients plants need in the large amounts. The three primary macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and ar...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms J - K - L

    Kentucky Bluegrass - dense, cool-season grass introduced to the United States by early European settlers. Because of its low shade tolerance, Blueg...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms I

    Impact testing - a measurement of the hardness of a playing surface. A weight is dropped from a given height through a guide tube. An accelerometer...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms H

    Hard edge - a defined border in a lawn. It is usually accomplished by digging a shallow trench along the grass edge Harden off - the natural proces...