Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Annual Bluegrass removal on Zoysia fairways

In order to maintain a high level of playability on the Zoysia fairways, many cultural practices are employed such as; aerfication, adequate fertilization, proper watering practices and increasing light to the plant. These practices improve the health of the Zoysia grass, reducing unwanted weeds such as Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua). Each year the fairways are sprayed twice with a herbicide to eliminate any Annual Bluegrass, the encroachment of the Annual Bluegrass, if left untreated will reduce the health and playability of the Zoysia. The below photos were taken during the recent application to the fairways at Hyde Park.


Thank-you,

Pat O’Brien
Grounds Superintendent



Clumps of  green Annual Bluegrass in Zoysia Fairway


Walking spray boom with shield to get clean line between fairway and rough 


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