The wet weather changes our strategies for how we proceed with the turf conversion. The first rains of the season have boosted the growth of our new turf, however it is weather that annual bluegrass thrives in so the control strategy changes correspondingly.
|This strip was low on seed|
|Poa annua after herbicide was applied|
These herbicides are doing a good job of getting rid of the weed grasses. In the picture above a thin area has resulted from where the annual bluegrass has died. Some of these areas are being re-sodded but the majority is being re-established from seed.
I was really pleased to see how the first fairway drained during the rains this past week. The area remained very playable and there was no standing water in places that I saw water accumulate last year. This was true for the rest of the course fairways where the heavy topdressing was added. This was reward for the work done during the turf conversion.