Friday, January 18, 2013

Dye's Valley - Grass Plant Trimming

Dye's Valley is naturally landscaped with large grass plants; Cord (Spartina bakeri), Paspalum (Paspalum quadrifolim) and Muhly (Muhly thuringiensis).  The Paspalums are trimmed annually and the Cord and Muhly grasses are trimmed every two years.  This trimming schedule is designed to encourage growth and remove dead leaves.  Paspalums require more frequent trimming because they have a faster growth rate than the other grasses.  

Using hedge trimmers the Agronomy Staff trim the plants and remove all debris.  We are starting to trim the plants now to ensure they are in full bloom for the Web.Com Tour Championship in September.