Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wissahickon Greens Sod Update

Please view the below video to get an update on the greens sod being grown for next year's Wissahickon restoration.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dormant Zoysiagrass

The zoysiagrass at our St. Martins campus has gone fully dormant for the winter.  As the photo indicates, the fairways still maintain a great look with well-defined color differences.  The turf also maintains very good playability all winter-long as the balls sits very upright.  Please feel free to play the course all winter!

Now that our turf is well established following this past season’s sod work, our staff takes full advantage of this dormancy state.  With a single application we eliminate all cool-season weeds, including Poa annua, within the zoysiagrass.  This single, easy application is in sharp contrast to challenges associated with simply trying to control Poa populations with multiple, season-long applications in a cool-season turf stand.  This process will produce a beautiful, pure stand of zoysiagrass for our fairways within a very short period of time.

As a side note it is somewhat comical that during our rough conversion, which occurred just two months ago, our turf colors were exactly inverse to what they are today.  Feel free to scroll down to compare photos.