Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trees and Zoysia!

Over the last couple weeks Mother Nature has turned up the wind and precipitation, overall the course has faired well, except for a few trees. Behind the 1st green a large oak was uprooted and is in the process of being cleaned up, it has been a challenge with the wet weather to get to the site.

 

Also, about a week ago a large Tulip Poplar fell across the path on the 15th hole, the Hyde Park team did a great job with a timely clean-up!

The Zoysia grass continues to progress well with the warmer temperatures, the purple color that has been noted by many of you is the plant producing a seedhead. It forms a purple hue across many areas of the fairways, the only way to remove the seedhead is through mowing over the next couple weeks.

Close up of Zoysia Seed Production

Unfortunately, the Zoysia on right side of the 18th fairway continues to struggle, the challenge is shade! The Zoysia turf near the bunkers is very healthy due to the tree removal over the winter. This area will remain roped off to reduce traffic and most likely will need to be sodded again. Selective tree removal will remedy this issue.

Right Side-18 Fairway

 

Thank-you!

Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent