Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dye's Valley St. Augustine Conversion

For the past week on Dye's Valley, we have been converting the hill to the left of #5 from St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) to 'Tifway' and 'Celebration' bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon). While doing this we also reinforced the face of the greenside bunker, which was deteriorating from foot traffic and maintenance edging.

The 'Tifway' bermudagrass used for this project was utilized from #18 of THE PLAYERS Stadium, where new landscape plantings were being installed.  This conversion of turfgrass species will enhance playability, aesthetics, and maintenance practices.  Having a consistent turf stand is more manageable from an agronomic perspective.