We Americans have a unique relationship with our lawns. We’ll do whatever it it takes to make our lawn look the best in the neighborhood. If you feel the relationship between you and your lawn is beginning to wilt, let it grow! Listen to Turf’s Up on 107.7 The Bronc.
Every Saturday morning at 9 a.m., Darren Gruner of KentuckyBlue.com, will offer you free, economical advice on how to transform your lawn from an ugly, dull brown to a beautiful golf course green; helpful hints on how to escape your old hardscape and expert, innovative ideas on how to make your neighbors envious of your landscape. Turf’s Up is proudly sponsored by Buxton’s Garden Center, 1536 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing NJ.
Meet The Host and Producers
Darren Gruner, Darren Gruner grew up in the landscaping industry. Mowing lawns, installing and trimming shrubs for extra cash, while at the age of 11, would only solidify his career path. Once he fell in love with maintaining the great outdoors, he realized his passion for wanting to improve it. That’s when he founded Kentucky Blue, his pride and joy.
Kentucky Blue was born only a few short months before Darren graduated high school in 1982. Not wanting to wait until he graduated college, Darren found a way to manage both. While he was learning academics as an undergraduate, his biggest lessons learned were through running his business. There he was able to develop polished business skills which keeps his company running after 30 years. He learned and has proved to have amazing people skills as well. Developing and maintaining numerous relationships along the way, many are still leaning on him for landscape advice.
Darren’s keen eye for design and innovative ideas have won him bids to improve and manage million dollar projects throughout his career. His work has also been showcased in magazine centerfolds and instructional pieces for “Do it yourselfers” and for those learning a new trade. Like his two children, his favorite accomplishments have only come naturally to him. Doing what he knows best is living and breathing turf management and landscape design. Now, through Turfs up radio, he gets to do what we all dream of doing. Every Saturday morning he comes to the station to help his listeners find easier, more affordable ways to improve their outdoor living by talking and sharing about his career, live on the radio.
(Producer) Kweku Sapara-Grant is a history major at Rider University. His hobbies include writing, rapping, reading comics and playing on Rider’s Club Ultimate Frisbee Team: The Rider Rangers. He’s fan of all music (except Country music. ANYTHING BUT COUNTRY MUSIC!), but his favorite bands are Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and the Wombats along with his favorite rappers: 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Juicy J, and Riff Raff. Along with hosting Dark and Darker, he and Justin Rodney also produce Turf’s Up, Saturdays at 9 a.m. “Dark and Darker: Saving the universe one awkward conversation at a time! Dark and Darker for life!”
(Producer) Justin Rodney is pursuing his Journalism Bachelor’s degree with a Radio & Television Minor. He is the co-host and producer of Turf’s Up, Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Dark and Darker at 107.7 The Bronc. According to Justin, Dark and Darker is the greatest show in the galaxy. And as you can tell by his bio, he is a man of few words.