The past couple weeks have been a challenging stretch, the weather has been very uncooperative with excessive rain amounts totaling almost 6 inches in a 7 day period and now the first stretch of high day and nighttime temperatures are here, all of which puts tremendous stress on the Turfgrass plant. Similar, to the human body, Turfgrass does not respond well to extremes.
Currently the staff and I are involved with mid-summer practices/ projects which include:
-Ventilation and light topdressing to putting surfaces reduce stress to allow the surfaces to dry faster as well as increasing air in the root zone.
-Careful monitoring of all pests including pathogens such as Summer Patch that will weaken the Poa further
Other Initiatives include:
- Herbicide applications in high rough areas
- Deep tine aeration on zoysia grass
- Bentgrass nursery expansion on 4
- Cart path repairs