“When it comes to managing nutrients... its important to understand that the system is geared to take up nutrients. We dont need to add large amounts of chemical fertilizers.”
Laurie Drinkwater, PhD
With their particular requirements and challenging conditions, golf courses are uniquely suited to conversion to organic management.
Merlin Organics works with golf course superintendents and agronomists to optimize water use, reduce dependency on harmful pesticides and fungicides, and increase the overall health, durability, and playability of tees, fairways, and greens.
Golf course clients realize benefits in reduced erosion and water use; healthier turf on fairways, tees, and greens; and lower costs of maintenance.
Merlin Organics works in close partnership with course managers to develop and implement closed-loop, bio-optimized nutrient cycling land care systems — our Living Landscape Systems™ — through our four-phase process that includes analyzing existing soil and plant conditions, designing a program to restore and maintain soil and plant health, implementation that includes training park staff to manage the program on an ongoing basis, and finally, ongoing monitoring and assessment to ensure the program stays on track and continues to improve conditions.
Once implemented, our programs eliminate nitrate leaching, conserve water, improve carbon sequestering, reduce fossil fuel consumption, foster quicker turf recovery, and reduce total costs of maintenance. Unnecessary synthetic, salts-based and water-soluble nutrient additives, which are destructive to ecosystems, are eliminated and replaced with a 100% organic, Living Landscape System — a system that is fine-tuned to the specific plants, location, climate and traffic conditions of the areas under management.