Turf Site Analysis

Turf Site Analysis - Anthony Benes H341 Turf Management...

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Anthony Benes H341 Turf Management December 1, 2007 Turf Site Analysis I. Turf species composition i. Turf species is Fine Fescue (Festuca sp.) ii. Also present is Barnyard Grass and Tall fescue II. Weed Identification i. Dandelions ii. Oxalis iii. Knotweed iv. Chick Weed v. Shepard’s Purse vi. Mallow vii. Tall Fescue viii. Barnyard Grass III. Current management practices i. It has irrigation-but there are some brown spots and grass is going dormant.
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ii. Mowing weekly IV. Site “Enhancements” and management adjustments i. Mowing Height and Frequency i. The Fine Fescue grass is a low maintenance grass with a nice green color, it does best at a height of 2”-3”. When the grass is under drought stress in the hot summer, a height more around 3” is better. Use a rotary mower with sharp blades and mow often enough to follow the 1/3 rule of the leaf height. ii. Fertilization level and timing (nitrogen) i. Fertilizer should be applied spring and early fall ii. Fertilizer for this area is roughly 10,000 square feet per year
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HORT 341 taught by Professor Koski during the Fall '07 term at Colorado State.

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