Terminology

  • Turfgrass Management Terms G

    Gang mower - machine for cutting turfgrass, usually fairways, in which a tractor propels a cluster of reel mowers usually in groups of three, five,...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms F

    Facing - slope or incline of a bunker constructed in the direction of the putting green, intended to create an added obstacle for a player to negot...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms E

    Edger - a tool used to give lawns a crisp, clean edge where it borders other plants or other surfaces. They can be manual or motorized Effective cu...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms D

    Damping off - disease of seeds or young seedlings caused by fungi, usually occurring under wet conditions Deadheading – the process of removing old...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms C

    Calcitic limestone - a type of pulverized limestone often applied to overly acidic lawns to raise soil pH and restore nutrient availability. Normal...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms B

    Bacteria - large, widely distributed group of typically one-celled microorganisms, chiefly parasitic or saprophytic. Some bacteria are disease prod...
  • Turfgrass Management Terms A

    Abaxial - abaxial surface of a leaf or grass blade is the lower surface, which faces away from the plant’s axis or stem. This side of the leaf is r...
  • Turfgrass Management Glossary of Terms

    Turfgrass Management Terms A - Abaxial to Awn Turfgrass Management Terms B - Bacteria to Bunching Grasses Turfgrass Management Terms C - Calcitic L...
  • Plant Science Terms - X-Y-Z

    Xeric - plant or landscape that conserves water. Most xeric plants need minimal supplemental water after an establishment period (18 to 24 months a...
  • Plant Science Terms - W

    Warm-season grasses - turf that has its optimum growth in mid to late spring or even early summer when temperatures reach between 80 and 95°F. Thei...
  • Plant Science Terms - V

    Vacuole - membrane-bound cavity within a cell, often containing a watery liquid or secretion Vaporization - evaporation of the active ingredient in...
  • Plant Science Terms - U

    Umbel - type of flower cluster where pedicels arise from a common point and are about equal in length, like Queen Anne's Lace  Understock - see Roo...