Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Zoysia Color Differences on #17 Fairway

There have been a couple questions concerning the color variations of the Zoysia grass on #17.
The brownish color on a small portion of the Fairway on #17 (about 100 yards from the green) is due to the excessive seedhead production of the Zenith Zoysia this spring.

Typically, this section of the fairway does not have this color variation, but this season you can see a clear line where the Meyer Zoysia and Zenith Zoysia meet on the 17th fairway. This color variation will disappear over the next couple weeks as the Zenith continues to grow and we mow off the seedhead. The differences in playability of these two cultivars of Zoysia are negligible and Zenith is being utilized more in this area because of local sod production and reduced costs to the end user.


Pat O’Brien

Grounds Superintendent

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