Thursday, October 4, 2012

2012 Overseeding at SilverHorn Golf Club

The use of cool season turf grass for overseeding into warm season grasses is a common practice that many clubs in the southern and southwestern regions of the states experience every fall.

The dates for Fall overseeing of Bermuda grass can vary as much as 4 to 6 weeks because of climate differences associated with location. Here at SilverHorn, overseeding of our Tri-dwarf Bermuda greens with cool season Bluegrass is scheduled for Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd. In order to complete the greens overseeing in two days, the putting green and the front nine greens will be closed on the 22nd and the back nine will be closed on the 23rd. We will seed and topdress (sand) our par three tees on Tuesday, October 16th. The practice tee will be seeded on Tuesday, October 30th and will be closed all day to accomplish the prep work, seeding, fertilization, and initial watering of the seed. Due to the seeding, our members and guests will utilize mats for several weeks as we establish Rye grass seed on the practice tee.

In order to establish a successful overseeing, light daytime watering (overhead irrigation sprinklers) several times during the day is required to germinate the seed quickly and establish the winter grass for our putting surfaces, par three tees, and our practice tee. This process usually takes about 7-10 days from the date of seeing on the greens, par 3 tees and about 2-3 weeks on the practice tee.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as we go through this overseeing process in order to provide optimal putting surfaces for our members and guests in the spring months.

-Golf Course Maintenance Staff

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