Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pre Seeding Preparation

To be certain we have 100% kill on all existing vegetation, we made a second application of herbicide. This will delay our seeding by about 4 days but is still within the window of opportunity for good establishment.

The photo on the lower right is the area left of #6 fairway.

Next up: irrigating to dilute any excess herbicide; verify irrigation for watering seed.


  1. Steve - thanks for the regular updates and the fescue area is going to be great. Question - what is the large pile of what appear to be rocks in the middle of the area and are these going to be removed at some point?

  2. When Donald Ross built golf courses at the beginning of the last century, he would often stockpile field stone instead of removing it from the site. He would then cover these stones with dirt creating landforms. So it served 2 purposes: eliminating the need to cart off refuse and also providing character.

    We found these boulders when we were cleaning the area left of #6. Were they from Donald Ross? Not sure. But they were too big to move so we left them in place as a memorial to him. The bottom 24" or so will be covered when the fescue matures.