Tuesday, May 14, 2013

St Luke Catholic Church - Patriot Bermudagrass - Early May 2013

An early May update from St Luke as I continue to monitor bermudagrass in central Indiana and throughout the midwest.

Here are a couple of photos from May 5, 2013:

Ryegrass thinned throughout the middle due to fall football and spring soccer play.  Dormant bermudagrass base still exists:

Looking east:

Looking west:

Patriot bermudagrass greening up (dark green plants) on the edges of the field that received less play:

Soccer sideline dense ryegrass - referee traffic (light green - darker green with less traffic)

Photos from May 12, 2013:

Looking west:

Heavy traffic areas - notice the Patriot is greening up, just slower than the edges that received less traffic:

Looking east:

The field has made great progress from April.  Click HERE to see how the field looked in mid April.

The plan for the rest of May:

  • Spray out ryegrass this week with Katana as the spring season has been completed.
  • Fertilize bermudagrass to start the growing season to obtain full cover by the next field use - football in August 2013.
Look for additional monthly posts from this site and other sites as the SmartTurf blog monitors both cool season and warm season field performance in 2013.

Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

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