Friday, August 7, 2015

Bermuda Grass On Collars

Bermuda grass on our collars is a never ending battle. We gain in some areas and lose in other areas. Seeing the clumps of grass or runners are tempting to pull but the aftermath of your work on our greens is not good at best. The example below is what someone did on 17 green on Thursday. There is now a hole there that is 6" by 6" and will be there for the rest of the season.

I hate seeing the stuff as well but there are times of the year where we have to live with grass and weeds that are either in the wrong place or not controlled. Higher temperatures encourage weeds to be at their peak and our sensitive turf areas react negatively to chemicals during the heat.

Please refrain from pulling Bermuda grass that is attached to our greens and collars at this time. We will begin chemical treatments in a few weeks that we hope will reduce some of these issues. At this time of year, green is good no matter what kind of plant it is. 

Collar now damaged and pulled Bermuda grass left in place.

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