Turf Department

At GRAINCO FS we offer a full line of Turf and Ornamental products and services for you to choose from.  Our Turf Department covers anything from seed, fertilizer, pesticides, ice melters, and products for your aquatic needs.  We service home lawncare, athletics fields, parks, schools, municipalities, landscapers, and commercial lawncare.

Contact your FS Turf Specialist, Tom Edgcomb, to get your lawncare needs at 815-434-TURF (815-434-8873).​

 Turf Information

If it effects turf performance, we know about it.
  • Fertility levels
  • Weed, disease and insect pressure management
  • Proper moisture level management
  • soil amendment analysis and recommendations
  • Maintenance techniques, schedules, products & equipment
  • Turf reaction to all weather conditions
  • Turf reaction to all intended uses​

 Consulting Services

When developing a sports complex, many things are considered. Concessions, viewing stands, lighting, and locker rooms are important considerations to maximize the experience for the whole organization. One important consideration, however that usually gets overlooked or reprioritized is the actual playing surface.

GRAINCO FS provides the focus on the field throughout the development and construction processes to insure the best long-term interests of the playing field are met. Our experience has shown us what works and what can end with disastrous results.

Our consultants work with architects and maintenance staffs to design and build the best possible playing surface along with ongoing maintenance plans that will work. The development and construction of optimal playing surfaces take into account:

  • Appropriate drainage
  • Particle and soil structure needs
  • Soil amendment selection and depth analysis
  • Selection and depth of growing medium
  • Current medium evaluation (on sight and off site)
  • Grass seed cultivar selection
  • Growing and fertilization procedure evaluation
  • Irrigation needs
  • Field usage planning
  • Managing budgetary constraints

 Certified Turf Specialist

The Certified Turf Specialist is a mark of excellence. It's a trademark of true professionalism. The standards developed to achieve the designation of CTS were exclusively created for turf and landscape supply marketers in the FS System of Agronomy Supply.
  • All CTS testing guidelines and procedures are accredited by respected turf experts, recognized throughout the industry for their extensive knowledge of turf biology and agronomics.
  • Approved by Tom Voigt and Roscoe Randall of the University of Illinois, CTS testing is offered exclusively through and created for the FS Agronomy System, a leading agriculture supply organization for over 75 years.

Earning the Certified Turf Specialist designation begins with extensive education and training. All CTS's must learn and demonstrate comprehensive biological and agronomic understanding of turf varieties, its maintenance needs, and all aspects of turf performance.

To maintain professional certification, individuals earning their initial CTS are required to complete scheduled retests and attend annual industry training and seminars on the latest turf and landscape products and maintenance methods. Your CTS regularly attends numerous seed demonstration tours, product and equipment shows, and technique workshops to remain up-to-date on the latest technology, methodology and equipment.