The native areas will all be mowed by the end of this week. The timing is always very important because we want to make sure we mow the annual grasses before the seed matures but not too early when the grass is extremely wet. If the grass is mowed with excess moisture it will clump and kill our perennial native grass we enjoy throughout the summer. We follow the mowing with a broad leaf herbicide spray.
Last spring we made a choice to not apply a pre-emergent herbicide and attempt to seed some of our thin native areas. After the natives start to dry down and thin out we will see if any of the seed established. Everything we do is subject to rainfall since we do not have irrigation in these areas for establishment. Hopefully next year we will have a normal winter and be given the opportunity to enhance these areas throughout the golf course. The native areas will always be a work in progress and will change annually depending on how much rainfall we receive.