Our mission at Thomas Turf Services, Inc. is to serve and support all
persons connected with the turf industry to aid in building and maintaining
the best possible quality turf facilities.
Allow Thomas Turf Services to help you maintain your facility in top
quality condition. We can help you evaluate the soil conditions of your
greens, fairways, or athletic field and help you select the appropriate
topdressing materials for use with regular or deep tine aerification.
If you are considering replacing your bunker sand, we can help you
select the sand which will perform the best through a series of tests
designed to estimate the potential for the formation of fried egg lies,
surface crusting, and general set-up. If you are considering rebuilding
a green or athletic field, several greens or adding new holes, then we
can help you with your root zone material selection and quality control
during the construction phase. Given today's high cost of construction,
the design of the proper root zone soil mixture cannot be left to chance.
We also provide both soil and tissue testing services for assessing
the adequacy of your fertility program. Tissue analysis, when combined
with soil analysis can pinpoint deficiency or toxicity problems. The proper
use of soil and tissue analysis will allow you to adjust your fertility
levels to provide a reliable nutrient program giving you a healthier turf
throughout the season. We will also maintain your soil and tissue analysis
results in a data base so that you can watch for long term trends in your
Thomas Turf Services is dedicated to providing the highest quality
laboratory soil testing service available in support of the turf industry
and has obtained accreditation through the
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
As president of Thomas Turf Services, Jim Thomas has over 40
years of experience in designing and evaluating high sand content root
zone mixtures for use in constructing and topdressing golf greens, fairways,
tees and bunkers.
We have worked with architects, turf managers, USGA personnel,
and golf course superintendents world-wide to assist both in new construction
and in the proper maintenance of existing facilities. With each analysis
you will receive a table and/or graph as appropriate plus a complete written
report documenting the tests performed, the test results, and their meaning
in regards to the long term life of your golf course. Our reports are
the most complete in the industry and provide you with a clear picture
of your existing soil conditions.
We cordially invite you to try our services. Please browse the remainder
of our web site for information on sample collection and submission, and
water quality analysis. Please do not hesitate to contact Jim Thomas or
Bob Yzaguirre if you have any questions or need to arrange for sample
analysis. You can reach us by phone at (979) 774-1600, by fax at (979)
774-1604 or by e-mail at