Friday, July 15, 2011
Native Grass Area Renovation
We have decided on three different blends of seed for the differing areas on the golf course and to achieve the look we are desiring. For areas in front of tee boxes and where golf balls are very likely to go arrant we are looking at establishing a blend of low growing, around 12-18" fescue and low growing wildflowers. These areas will be sparse in order to allow golfers to more easily find their golf balls and play on. Areas to the side of tee boxes and along fairways will be grown a little taller with a light mixture of little bluestem and broomsedge and wild flowers. The areas behind greens and tees where no one really should be anyway will be planted in a heavier mixture of little bluestem and broomsedge. The overall process will take about three years to complete and get the full appearance that we are looking for. Please be patient with us. I really think you will like the final product.
Audubon International has a great fact sheet on The Benefits of Taller Grasses on Golf Courses.