Grass is composed of a complex array of leaves, stems and roots, but what about turf grass, not unlike what covers Target Field? Minnesota winters are harsh, summers hot and humid and the pressure of ensuring professional sports can flourish on turf is unrelenting.
Turf grass management requires the modification and manipulation of the grass texture, density, uniformity, elasticity, surrounding climate and color. Sound like a science? It is. And Garden Guy Dale K. tells you how it's done.
You'll see why managers and superintendents all have degrees in Horticultural Science. We check in with quite the turf craftsman, Larry, DiVito, in charge of the field for the 2014 All-Star Game.