Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Course Update

 At this time of the season turf health and recovery takes precedence over playing conditions. All of our Agronomic practices are centered around getting the turf prepared for winter. Annual bluegrass is very susceptible to winter injury (as we discovered last winter). Here are a few of the things we do to get ready for the most difficult time of year for turfgrass:

Raise mowing heights - increases leaf surface to provide more photosynthesis
More fertility - provides food for the plant to become stronger
Aerification - increases rooting
Adequate irrigation - watering more frequently decreases moisture stress

All of these practices are an insurance policy for quality playing surfaces next year. In addition to covering greens and removing snow, this gives annual bluegrass the best chance to survive the winter.

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