As many of you know, the weather across the Midwest has not been too favorable for warm season growth. I have heard numerous times this year, "Good luck getting any warm season turf to grow in 2013." Bottom line, grow-ins of warm season turf have been successful in 2013, provided the process was started as early as possible.
The SmartTurf team was at Fountain Central High School, where the cool season turf was killed, tilled, and the rootzone was laser graded in late spring and the field was seeded in late May. HERE is a link to how the field looked in late June and early July.
Below are three photos of the field before the first game on Aug 16, 2013:
To conclude, 2013 was a great example of the old saying, "Better to establish warm season turf too early than too late."
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