Turf at Woodborough Park 2020-10-09 022
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Study shows the need for turf chemicals, but not at all H-F parks

The turf at the 31 parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District are likely to get fewer chemical applications next year, and some will be chemical free.

This year the COVID-19 pandemic gave maintenance staff a chance to implement a care-of-turf study it has been looking at for three years. The park district reduced costs when it eliminated all chemical treatments this year.

Doug Boehm, superintendent of parks and planning, told commissioners at the Oct. 6 meeting, that he had a plan that “focused on three main parks – Apollo, Irwin and Flossmoor . . .

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