Photo by: Leslie Lestinsky, Red Hen Summer 2015 Marketing Intern
It is getting to be the end…..
Well another season is about to be upon us and it’s not my favorite season. I am not much into the winter season. I am not really into the cold nor do I like driving in bad conditions. It was just 2 years ago that I put my truck into the ditch down by Peru. Luckily no one was hurt and a local sheriff pulled me out. I had a farmer with me and we were going to an Expo in Indianapolis. I remember him saying “There seems to be a lot of vehicles in the ditch down here.” After the word “here,” we too were in the ditch.
So before the snow starts to fall, in my own yard I still have one application of Fertilizer to go down this week. I will not be over-seeding at this point; it’s just too late in the year.
I also need to start lowering my mowing height. The problem I have had lately is that we have been very busy and by the time I have time to mow, the grass is too tall to lower the mower blade.
While we’ll be harvesting (weather-permitting) up through Thanksgiving if not longer, it’s sad to think that another harvest season here at Red Hen Turf Farm is about to pass us by. But I do appreciate the time it affords me to be able to spend with my family and friends, and to reflect on what we were able to achieve as a team and what needs to be improved before our 2016 sod harvest season.
On September 10, 2015, US Signcrafters, Inc. installed our NEW awning and lettering for Red Hen Turf Farm‘s “new” office / shop. While we had been have officially been operating out of our new shop since August of 2014, we LOVE with how it … Continue reading →
As our regular readers might recall, our Summer 2015 Marketing Intern, Leslie, was very busy with all sorts of projects (CLICK TO READ MORE).
One of the articles that Leslie wrote was submitted to the Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) magazine and we are very happy to announce that it has made it to PRINT!
The article is about Red Hen’s partnership with Red Gold tomatoes and our diversification into producing a range of commodity crops in addition to the 100% Kentucky bluegrass sod that we are known for in the Michiana region.
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Red Hen Turf Farm is a proud member of several industry and professional organizations, including TPI. The TPI website is a great resource for anyone seeking more information on the sod industry. Turfgrass Producers International is the only international trade association dedicated to promoting the benefits of turfgrass sod worldwide.
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