Golf turf was designed to handle traffic, play, and annual weather, but it needs to be maintained to stay in optimum health. Here are three things that you need to know about the turf used at golf courses, and the reasons why those things are important for home lawns as well.
1. A golf course is not constructed using just one type of grass. In fact, each segment of a golf course is constructed using a different type of grass. The fairway grass is very different from the grass that is grown on a putting green.
2. Different types of turf require different cutting frequencies. The cutting schedule of golf turf needs to be designed for each type of grass that is used on the course. Failure to keep the proper schedule will cause the green to interfere with the game of golf. For a home environment, the same is true. If the cutting schedule is not maintained the lawn/green will wither, and grass issues such as die back will be the result.
3. Overseeding needs to occur on a schedule. To keep a lawn or course looking plush overseeding needs to occur during very specific times of the year. That overseeding schedule will depend on what type of turf you have planted. Once overseeding has occurred, the lawn or green must be cared for in a way that supports both the existing grass and the new seedlings.
Growing turf for golf is a mixture of science, dedication, and a devout love for grass. It requires a great amount of work and knowledge to create and maintain a consistent green.
Have questions about golf turf? Call the Modern Turf experts today: (803) 691-9890