Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's Summer - Chasing Isolated Dry Spots in Turf

We are now entering late May, and thus warmer weather is upon us.  With the higher temps and low humidity, now is the time to start to be on the lookout for isolated dry spots in turf.  What do isolated dry spots in turf look like?  See below:

Notice the gray/black look of the turf.  These areas clearly need water.  After a heavy water event, think standing water, here is what the same area from the last photo above appears:

As you can see, this areas appears a bit darker, but is has begun the hydration process critical for healthy turf growth.  

Bottom line, continue to monitor turf conditions daily.  One event on dry turf can cause damage that can take a couple weeks to repair.

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Play on!

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