The City of McAllen Texas Launches a Sustainable Parks Program

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Turf Feeding Systems just launched a Sustainability program for McAllen Texas to reduce water use and improve the quality of their parks, sports fields and green spaces.

Sustainable Park for McAllen Texas - Reducing Water and Improving Quality.

McAllen Texas is a city with over 50 parks in the tropical region of South Texas and is a favorite winter retreat for the snow bird vacationers from the north. Their parks, sports fields and green spaces are important, but they are faced with water quality and maintenance cost issues.

Turf Feeding Systems has just installed a fertigation system in the Jackson City/School Park and has launched a case study to document the savings and benefits of a sustainable parks program.

The program will reduce irrigation water and maintenance costs, while improving the landscape quality and creating the best park in South Texas.

The park is faced with high sodium in the irrigation water, which is common in the region. Sodium is an invisible problem facing many landscapes. It builds up in the soil and stresses the grass and the trees.

The nutrient program for the park will specifically include Sodium Blocker, a product to treat the sodium in the soil, as well as irrigation water. Sodium Blocker is a liquid product that is mixed with the fertilizer and injected with the fertigation system to treat the entire park.

The sustainable program will improve the plant and soil health to create a more efficient plant and root system. This program will reduce water use, as well as reduce fertilizer, chemicals, labor and energy, while improving grass quality.

The case study will show before and after results as well as document the savings possible on the eight acre park.

The McAllen parks managers are looking at this program to reduce maintenance costs on parks and sports fields across the city and are excited to become the first sustainable parks program in South Texas.

Turf Feeding Systems is actively working with other municipalities and property owners to implement sustainable programs to reduce water and maintenance costs, and improving landscape quality.

Michael Chaplinsky – President / Founder Turf Feeding Systems

Turf Feeding Systems - Houston Texas – USA - The world leader in packaged fertigation systems (fertilizer injection into irrigation) for golf, sports fields, landscapes, resorts and agriculture.

Mr. Chaplinsky has worked for over 25 years implementing water efficiency and sustainability into all types of irrigated projects around the world. He speaks at many conferences and lectures on sustainable soils, landscapes, golf and agriculture.
Mr. Chaplinsky has worked with the top scientists and engineers on project that include construction, revegitation, bio-remdiation and beach erosion.

Mr. Chaplinsky brings technologies and practices together to promote plant and soil health, and create the values and benefits of sustainability.

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