Iron is an important component of plant enzymes and proteins involved in respiration, nitrogen metabolism, and chlorophyll synthesis. These lower rates allow the use of quick-release nitrogen sources. Urea-formaldehyde products not falling within these guidelines are referred to by other terms such as methylene urea and methylol urea. *WIN = water insoluble nitrogen; coated-nitrogen sources can include sulfur-coated urea or polymer-coated nitrogen. Apply the phosphorus to the surface, then incorporate it 4-6 inches deep with a rototiller so that developing roots can use the fertilizer. However, Harivandi (1987) cautions that a treat ment of 0.5 to 1 :Ib. *Actual percentage of iron may vary depending on purity and source of product. If the delay in response is considered objectionable, a soluble nitrogen source can be used to supplement the IBDU. A soil test taken prior to planting turfgrass seed can indicate how much phosphorus is needed for optimum establishment. Alternate Chemical Names . See All Pest, Disease and Weed Identification, See All Beer, Hard Cider, and Distilled Spirits, See All Community Planning and Engagement, Snow Removal from Synthetic In-Filled Systems, Using Composts to Improve Turf Performance. How many 50-pound bags of 26-5-10 will you need to fertilize a 30,000 square feet lawn at 1.0 pound nitrogen per 1000 square feet? Tissue nutrient levels can be determined for most or all nutrients, or for only one or two. Soil test. Also known as iron sulphate, ferrous sulphate and sulphate of iron, it gives a wonderful green up without extra mowing. The amount of each compound in a product is largely dependent on the urea/formaldehyde ratio and the conditions under which the reaction takes place during manufacture. Particle size has a large effect on the release of nitrogen, with smaller particles releasing more quickly. It is one of the major elements that make up the earth. Problem 3. The recommended application rate is 35gramms per square metre. The slow breakdown of Fractions II and III accounts for the low efficiency of ureaform during the first years of use. Values were obtained from publications by J. Sometimes one or two of these nutrients are not present, and the missing nutrient(s) are simply listed as “0" in the grade. Manganese sulfate was applied at the rate of 1 or 2 ounces per 1000 sq. Thus, the fertilizer ratio that best fits this recommendation is 3-1-1. These products contain 30-35 percent nitrogen and are classified "slowly available." A 50-pound bag of the same product would yield 15 pounds of nitrogen, no phosphate, and 5 pounds of potash. Voids in turf caused by annual bluegrass decline in a creeping bentgrass putting green affected by the highest ferrous sulfate rate (48.8 kg ha-1) in August 2011.....66 Figure 10. Application rate for turf hardening. Only one nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide (DCD), is currently used in turfgrass fertilizers. These nine nutrients—carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur—are called macronutrients. Always test the soil before establishing or renovating a turfgrass area. If a 50-pound bag of 26-5-10 fertilizer covers 13,200 square feet at 1.0 pound nitrogen per 1000 square feet, determine how many times 13,200 goes into 30,000. It also plays a key role in maintaining turgor pressure in plants. Perhaps the best approach to phosphorus fertilization of established turf is to soil test every three years to monitor your phosphorus levels and to use phosphorus-containing fertilizers periodically to maintain adequate levels. Nitrogen movement into water can also accelerate degradation of ponds, lakes, coastal bays, and estuaries through a process called eutrophication. This group includes compounds containing ammonium, nitrate, or urea. Quick-release nitrogen sources are soluble in water; hence, nitrogen is available to plants immediately. In water, these nitrogen sources readily dissolve into their positively and negatively charged components. A late spring application can be made in late May or early June; rates can vary from 0.75 to 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. Shut off your spreader when moving across driveways or maintenance roads, or blow or sweep up granules from pavement. Use Iron Sulphate as a Lawn Tonic and to Kill Moss. If you suspect an iron deficiency, apply ONLY an iron source product. However, some contain enough water-soluble nitrogen to give a response closer to quick-release nitrogen sources, such as urea, than to slow-release nitrogen sources. The source of nitrogen in a fertilizer is important for determining your turf's growth rate, density, and color. Occasionally, turfgrass fertilizers contain other nutrients such as sulfur, iron, and/or calcium. Leaf tissue testing is also a means of diagnosing nutrient deficiencies, verifying diagnosis made from visual deficiency symptoms. Nitrification inhibitors can, in some circumstances, reduce nitrogen leaching through their inhibitory effects on specific soil microorganisms. Small granules designed for golf turf provide a better distribution of nutrients because there are more particles per unit area of turf. Roadside turf, used to create a buffer between lanes on highways and to control erosion on banks, generally receives little or no fertilizer since aesthetics is not a primary goal and mowing must be kept to a minimum. This is a very common practice on sports turf in late autumn and winter. Application rates of 0.75‐1.5 oz Fe per 1000 ft2 (4‐8 oz of ferrous sulfate fertilizer) corrected deficiency symptoms for several weeks. Although phosphorus is not readily leached from turf soils into groundwater, recent studies of phosphorus fate on cropland have shown that this nutrient can enter surface water via erosion and runoff. Affects shoot and root growth, density, color, disease resistance, and stress tolerance. Being water soluble, they may be applied in liquid as well as in dry form. Sulfur is sometimes used to lower soil pH where a high soil pH can cause turf problems. Lawns irrigated often during the summer months will use more fertilizer than those not irrigated. Although the total amount of phosphorus in soils can be large, much is unavailable to turf because it forms insoluble complexes with other elements and/or because it is "fixed" to clay particles. Find out how much phosphate and potash you are applying to the turf when you apply 3.8 pounds of the 26-5-10 fertilizer per 1000 square feet. Use slow-release fertilizers when making infrequent, high-rate applications in areas where soils are prone to leaching. Lightweight fertilizers are thrown for only a short distance by rotary spreaders, resulting in narrow swaths and, thus, the need for more passes by the spreader operator. Component of enzyme that reduces nitrate in plants. Since turfgrasses can absorb iron from these products through foliage, the products are typically applied as foliar sprays. In most areas of Pennsylvania, late fall fertilization should take place in mid-November. The three numbers are referred to as the fertilizer grade. Lower application With lawns containing mixtures of species, fertility programs are usually designed to favor the most desirable species. Instructions should tell you how many subsamples are required per test, the sampling pattern, the sampling depth, and whether thatch should be included in the sample. Release of nitrogen is dependent on microbial activity and is highly variable among products. For example, ammonium sulfate [(NH4)2SO4] fertilizer mixed with water forms ammonium (NH4+) and sulfate (SO4-2). Once mixed use it the same day as the iron will start to oxidise thereby losing its efficacy. Quick-release nitrogen sources are often combined with slow-release sources to provide a fast but moderate green-up and growth response while extending the duration of the response. Research conducted at Penn State has shown that where a dense, well- established turf exists, the amount of nitrogen removed from the site via runoff is very low--provided the site has good infiltration characteristics. If late fall fertilizer applications are not made, a small amount of fertilizer may be desirable in early spring. Because lower rates can be used, the potential for plant injury is reduced. The type and amount of fertilizer you use and the timing of your applications will depend on many factors, including grass species and cultivars, soil type, management practices, how the turf is used, and the users' expectations. Different coating thicknesses may be used to obtain different nitrogen release rates. Do the same for potash (10%). Rates of iron fertilizer for lawn grasses can vary depending on the source, time of year, and number of applications. These are also reaction products of urea and formaldehyde but are made with wider ratios of urea to formaldehyde (more urea) than ureaform; thus, they release nitrogen faster. Ferrous or iron sulfate (also spelled sulphate) is a constituent of garden and lawn moss killers and some fertilisers. Consequently, this practice should not be performed on sandy soils with quick-release nitrogen fertilizers. To maintain high-quality turf, two or more fertilizer applications per year are generally required. Slow-release nitrogen sources, also called "controlled-release," "slowly available," "slow acting," and "water insoluble," are an important part of turfgrass fertility programs. Regardless of the amount required, a deficiency of any of these nutrients will limit the growth and development of your turf. Salt indices may vary with formulation. In this case, fertilizers containing slow-release nitrogen sources are desirable since the nitrogen is released gradually over extended periods and turf burning is less likely. Phosphorus can be supplied to turf as inorganic and/or natural organic fertilizers (Table 5). US $0.05-$0.12 / Kilogram. Typically, rates of 0.5 to 0.75 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet allow early spring green-up of lawns without excessive foliar growth. Carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen make up about 90 to 95 percent of the plant's dry weight. Once release begins from a given particle, it is quite rapid. Losses are favored by high soil pH (basic or alkaline conditions), high temperatures, sandy soils, and thatch. Indiscriminate use of copper can lead to deficiencies of iron in turfgrasses. Samples must be representative of the area, collected according to lab instructions, and, above all, free from soil and other contaminants. It is not surprising that recommendations from other states differ since soils, research procedures, and specialists' opinions differ from those of Penn State specialists. It is also helpful to know how the product is formulated and its potential for burning turf. By returning grass clippings to your lawn you can reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer needs by up to one-third. In the northeastern United States, high pH values are rarely a problem and there is usually enough sulfur in soils to supply turf needs. For example, a fertilizer having 50 percent of its particles retained on a sieve with 2-millimeter openings will have a SGN of 200. Test kit instructions suggest sampling soil 3 to 4 inches in depth and discarding thatch. A fertilizer's physical characteristics determine how easy it is to handle and how evenly it is applied to turf surfaces. In the northeastern United States, turfgrass managers apply iron fertilizer to enhance turf color without stimulating excessive leaf growth. This problem is especially marked if the soil has a high pH (8.0 or above). Turfgrass fertilizers contain one or more plant nutrients; the most common of these are nitrogen, phosphorus (designated on labels as available phosphate, or P2O5), and potassium (designated as water-soluble potash, or K2O). Environmental conditions affecting breakdown of natural organic fertilizers include temperature, soil moisture and oxygen, and soil pH. For comparison purposes, ferrous sulfate was applied at 2 ounces on the same dates. Nitrification is a natural process in soils that is mediated by two specialized soil bacteria. Fortunately, there are many different turfgrass nitrogen sources that you can use to develop a program to fit your needs. Follow up applications will likely be required, however, because the iron fertilizer is going to be removed during mowing. It is the economical fertilizer for providing iron (Fe) to crops as well as turf and ornamental plants. Recent studies have shown that under certain conditions, slow-release nitrogen sources are less likely to leach into groundwater than quick-release sources when applied at high rates. Runoff is water that reaches the turf-soil surface and is not absorbed into the ground or accumulated on the surface, but runs downslope. The goal of a nitrogen fertility program is to optimize plant uptake while minimizing leaching, runoff, and gaseous losses. Recommendations offered by Penn State's Agricultural Analytical Services Lab are based on research with turfgrass in Pennsylvania and the experience of turf specialists at the University. On turf, apply nitrogen fertilizer in multiple applications over the growing season so as to meet the needs of your turf at the appropriate time--usually mid to late spring, late summer, and late fall. Occurs in middle lamella of cell wall where it helps to "cement" walls together. Potassium activates plant enzymes used in protein, sugar, and starch synthesis. Mix all subsamples together to make one sample, then take about 1/3 pint of this mix and place it in the mailing kit (Figure 2). Use the following examples to learn how to solve this type of problem. If conditions favor leaching after application, there is a higher probability of improved nitrogen retention in the soil using DCD. The higher cost and low efficiency have prompted many manufacturers and turf managers to mix or blend both slow- and quick-release sources. The primary functions of the essential mineral nutrients are presented in Table 2. Although it is readily leached into groundwater, potassium is not a major pollutant in surface water and groundwater in the United States. Late summer to early fall is also the time of year that cool-season grasses begin to manufacture and store carbohydrates. Alternatively, dissolve at 5g/litre of water and apply to lawns at 1 litre/m2. Also known as: FeroSul, Iron Sulfate, Feosol Original, Slow Fe, Ferrousal, Ferrospace, Fero-Gradumet Filmtab, Feratab, Ferra T.D. No single turfgrass fertilizer program is ideal for all lawns, athletic fields, and golf courses. Although soil testing can provide guidelines for how much phosphorus, potassium, and lime turfgrasses need, it does not give reliable information about nitrogen requirements. Nitrogen availability in this fraction is similar to that of quick-release nitrogen sources, but the nitrogen is not as quickly available. A fundamental problem in turfgrass fertilization involves determining how much fertilizer is needed to supply a specified amount of nitrogen (or any other nutrient) per 1000 square feet. As you will generally be mixing in the cooler months I suggest adding a little warm water to speed the dissolving process. Ultimately, users will have differing expectations concerning the function and aesthetics of turfgrass areas. On low-cut golf turf, mowers can pick up or damage large granules. In some cases the higher rates caused the turf to turn a blackish-green color. (0.75 pound nitrogen per 1000 square feet) ÷ 0.16 = 4.7 pounds fertilizer per 1000 square feet, Second: Since there are 43,560 square feet in an acre, multiply the amount of fertilizer needed per 1000 square feet by 43,560, then divide by 1000. * Rates in the mid- to high range for turf grown in new stands, infertile soils, when clippings are removed from the site, and/or in high traffic areas. Because of low nitrogen recovery (efficiency) in the first years of use, you will usually need to use higher rates or supplement ureaform with soluble sources in these years. Were you to do a repeat application (double dose) at the turf hardening rate or just increase the concentration to 400 to 500 grams not only will it green the grass and harden the turf but you will severely blacken moss. When nitrogen fertilizer is applied to turf, it is converted from ammonium to nitrate through a process called nitrification. When using percentages in calculations, convert the number to its decimal form (for example, 26% = 0.26; 5% = 0.05). Volatilization and denitrification can cause atmospheric losses of nitrogen fertilizer. Phosphorus may take weeks or months to move just a few inches in soil. It is difficult to determine if luxury consumption is a problem in turf culture since very little information is available on the optimum concentrations of potassium in turfgrasses. Nitrogen is then gradually released through the coating by osmosis. In these soils phosphorus combines with calcium to form insoluble calcium phosphates. Leaching can also be curtailed by restricting nitrogen applications when plants are not actively growing (during midsummer and winter) and/or during extremely wet periods of the year. Sulphate of Iron applied every 4 - 6 weeks at a rate of 10g/m2 during periods of worm activity, can help reduce worm numbers thus reducing the number of worm casts. Salts that contain ammonium and nitrate (potassium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, monammonium phosphate, etc.) Ureaform is made by reacting urea with formaldehyde in ratios of about 1.3 to 1. ft. on the dates shown. IBDU is made by reacting isobutyraldehyde and urea. Examples of ureabased products where NBPT is an additive include LSN, UFLEXX, and UMAXX fertilizers. One of the PA Universities (I think it must have been Penn State) reported turf blackening from ferrous sulfate at rates as low as 4 lb. Therefore, be sure to identify the species you are managing and to adjust your fertility program accordingly. In the rare event that you have to determine the actual amounts of phosphorus and potassium in your fertilizer, use the following formulas: A fertilizer containing 20% P2O5 has about 9% P (20% P2O5 x 0.44 = 8.8% P), A fertilizer containing 10% K2O has about 8% K (10% K2O x 0.83 = 8.3% K). Also, breakage of the coating as a result of mechanical damage or aging enhances the release of nitrogen. With continued use and buildup of ureaform, recovery of applied nitrogen improves. To prepare Mohr’s salt: ferrous ammonium sulphate from ferrous sulfate and ammonium sulfate in the presence of acid. As mentioned earlier, micronutrients are needed by turfgrasses only in minute amounts and rarely need to be supplied to turfgrasses growing in mineral soils. Dollar for dollar, fertilization does more to improve poor-quality turfgrass or maintain good-quality turfgrass than any other management practice. Determining the Area of a Site to Fertilize. Phosphorus deficiencies in turf are usually expressed in the early stages of seedling development, appearing as a purple or red coloring of leaf blades and as reduced growth and tillering. For most turfgrasses, the pH should be 6.0 to 6.5 (Centipede prefers a pH between 5.5 and 6.0). Since lower rates of chelated iron can be used to obtain a dark green turf, there is less chance of injuring turfgrass with an iron application. The relative amounts of quick- and slow-release nitrogen in a fertilizer product are listed on the label as percentages of the total nitrogen (Figure 4). Problem 2. The three numbers on fertilizer containers indicate the percentages by weight of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash in the fertilizer. These practices include the following: Maintain good soil fertility and pH.Have the soil tested to determine proper lime and fertilizer needs. Use 0.5 to 1g per square metre. In high-pH soils, HPO42- is the most common form of phosphorus. Be sure to follow storage directions carefully when using liquid formulations. Ferrous Sulphate is a high quality soluble source of iron and sulphur suitable for foliar or fertigation applications.. Rate: 2-25 kg/ha If only two applications are made, higher rates of nitrogen may be necessary. Water-in urea or ammonium fertilizers, especially when applications are made in warm weather. This low recovery and slow response during cool periods support the concept of fertilization with combinations of ureaform and quick-release nitrogen sources. Ferrous sulfate reduced dollar spot pressure each year. Fine fescues (creeping red, Chewings, hard, and sheep. If soil test indicates phosphate and potash are needed, use a fertilizer containing each nutrient. Nitrification inhibitors are designed to specifically target Nitrosomonas bacteria so that the nitrogen fertilizer remains in the more stable ammonium form. Turf green-up from iron applications can last between several weeks and several months, depending on weather conditions following application. B. Jones, "Turf Analysis," Golf Course Management, 48, no. Fertilizer is very necessary at this time because it promotes recovery from drought and heat-related injury sustained during midsummer. ***Nitrogen that is not listed as WIN, ammoniacal nitrogen, or urea nitrogen on the fertilizer label. Regardless of how large a role each nutrient plays, all are needed for the plant to develop normally. Although more expensive than urea, triazone products are safer because of their reduced burn potential. An inorganic iron salt is a water-soluble form of iron that contains iron or iron and ammonium paired with sulfate (e.g., ferrous sulfate, ferric sulfate, or ferrous ammonium sulfate). Considerable variation exists in the physical and chemical properties of different natural organic fertilizers. Even in the heat, I’ve applied 1 oz. It is available in granular and prilled forms for dry applications and, since it is water soluble, it can be applied as a liquid. You are treating a large sports turf complex and would like to determine how many pounds of a 16-8-8 fertilizer should be applied per acre if the recommendation calls for 0.75 pound nitrogen per 1000 square feet. Interpretation of soil test results allows your nutrient levels to be placed into categories such as low (deficient), adequate, or high based on the research and experience of turfgrass specialists. Affects rate of seedling development, maturation, and root growth. Warning Mixing of copper sulfate as a spray to treat turf problems should not be done in certain types of containers. Turf that survives in poorly drained soils often turns yellow in wet weather owing to denitrification. Iron (Fe) 20.000%. As nitrate moves below plant root systems, it continues to move downward, eventually ending up in groundwater. *Bold type indicates the form more commonly available to turfgrasses. An application of fertilizer in late fall can serve as a replacement for an early spring application. Phosphorus is one of three primary nutrients needed by turfgrasses as a regular fertilizer addition. They give a rapid green-up response, and frequent applications at low rates are suggested for reducing excessive growth, fertilizer burn, and nitrogen loss to the environment. By entering your email, you consent to receive communications from Penn State Extension. Late fall, in this case, is the time that foliar growth slows or stops, but soils are not frozen. Factors influencing nitrogen release are the chemical composition of the material and environmental conditions that influence microbial activity. Quick-release sources have nitrogen contents ranging from 11 to 46 percent (Table 3) and generally are less expensive than slow-release sources. Studies have shown that over a six-seven month period about 4 percent of Fraction I, 25 percent of Fraction II, and 84 percent of Fraction III remain in the soil. Knowing the fertilizer grade is important when determining how much fertilizer to apply to your turf. Make sure you understand the recommendations before applying the fertilizer; that is, determine whether the recommended amount of fertilizer is to be applied in several separate applications or provided in one application. Recommendations from a soil test lab should specify the amounts of phosphorus and potassium (usually in pounds of phosphate and potash per 1,000 square feet) your turf needs. The greatest variation in analysis is usually among labs from different areas of the country. In fact, micronutrients other than iron are rarely beneficial and are sometimes harmful when applied to turfgrasses. You have a 50-pound bag of 26-5-10 fertilizer that you want to apply to a lawn at a rate of 1.0 pound nitrogen per 1000 square feet. Similarly, products containing granules of different sizes are not as evenly distributed by rotary spreaders as those with uniform sizes because the larger, heavier particles are thrown farther from the spreader than smaller, lighter particles. Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass typically need 2-4 pounds nitrogen per 1000 square feet per year, whereas the fine fescues respond best to about 1-2 pounds nitrogen per 1000 square feet per year. Some turfgrass fertilizers are sold as liquids or dry formulations that can be dissolved in water for spray applications. Avoid applying phosphorus fertilizer where runoff is likely--such as on frozen soils and paved surfaces. It is more likely to occur following surface applications of urea or ammonium-containing fertilizers. In general, more plant-available potassium is present in fine-textured mineral soils (soils that contain high amounts of clay) than in sandy soils, especially in areas that receive high amounts of rainfall or are regularly irrigated. As a ‘green-up’ for turf Lawnsmith® Ferrous Sulphate would be mixed with water at the rate of 50 to 150 grams to treat 100 square metres of lawn. Products containing DCD include UFLEXX and UMAXX. Recommendations are usually provided as pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet (also based on research and the experience of turfgrass specialists). Use your spilled fertilizer--don't wash it into the street or storm sewers. Applications of phosphorus, potassium, and lime according to soil test recommendations allow more efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer by turfgrasses. Benefits obtained with urease inhibitors will ultimately depend on the potential for ammonia volatilization following application. This reaction usually takes place within 7 to 10 days. Magnesium deficiencies result in foliar chlorosis (yellowing). If using rates higher than 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet, it is best to use fertilizers with a high proportion of slow-release nitrogen. It contains 31 percent nitrogen, with 90 percent of the total nitrogen being WIN in the coarse (0.7-2.5 mm) product and 85 percent WIN in the fine (0.5-1.0 mm) product. A sealant, such as wax or a mixture of oil and polyethylene, is often applied to seal pores and imperfections in the sulfur. Ureaform fertilizers should contain at least 35 percent nitrogen, with at least 60 percent of the total nitrogen being WIN. This is because of the lower amounts of nutrients found in poor-quality soils and the fact that nitrogen is more easily leached from sandy soils. I first became aware of it while visiting Art and Jim Snyder at Paradise Valley Country Club some 10 years ago. Ferrous sulfate powder is inexpensive and is applied as a spray solution. 1 Ton (Min Order) 7 YRS Jiangsu Kolod Food Ingredient Co., Ltd. 50.0%. An application of 5 to 10 pounds of ground limestone per 1,000 square feet prior to reseeding will help to inactivate the copper sulfate that may be toxic to grass seedlings. Purest form of ferrous sulfate heptahydrate for rapid and deep greening without the need for anti-caking agents . Fertilizers applied to turf during periods of heat and drought in midsummer can stress plants and lead to injury. Some turfgrass managers sample leaf tissue for nitrogen to determine fertilizer nitrogen requirements. Don't overwater--too much water can leach nitrogen below root systems and into groundwater. The simplest method of determining a ratio is to divide the weights of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash by the lowest weight of the three. The three sample fertilizer programs below are designed for medium- to high-maintenance lawns growing under environmental conditions and soils found in Pennsylvania and managed by a professional turfgrass manager. The density of granular fertilizers can influence swath width and particle distribution. In some cases, ranges are based on general observations and not necessarily applicable to all turfgrasses or every growing condition or management situation. 1 (1980): 29-32; H. Marschner, Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants (New York: Academic Press,1995); and E. Epstein, Mineral Nutrition of Plants: Principles and Perspectives (New York: John Wiley, 1972). Quick-release nitrogen is designated as ammoniacal nitrogen and/or urea. You can also determine fertilizer ratios from fertilizer grades by dividing the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash by the lowest percentage of the three nutrients (unless the lowest percentage is 0, in which case divide by the lowest whole number that is not 0). Read more. If Kentucky bluegrass turf is not fertilized during the growing season, it will usually appear yellow-green, thin, and more susceptible to pest damage. Increasing the thickness lowers the nitrogen content. A common practice for iron deficiencies is to apply a 1-2 ounce spray of ferrous sulfate per 1000 sq ft. Important in chlorophyll formation, photosynthesis, and nitrogen metabolism. Fertilizer granule sizes for turf managed at low mowing heights (e.g., golf course greens, tees, and fairways) should be smaller than granules used for turf mowed at heights typical for lawns. 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