Saturday, May 24, 2008

Filling In

With the active growth taking place in the rough right now, the voids are now beginning to fill in. These areas were created by presence of extended snow cover, causing significant Vole activity and Snow Mold damage. The Bluegrass that is found in the rough areas is the predominant grass type and has a great ability to repair itself.

The Rough Filling in

The turf re-establishes itself with new leaf and stem production in the form of Rhizomes. In Botany, a rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes. These new roots and shoots are where the new grass leaf surface is produced. It is for this reason the Bluegrass can spread or move laterally and fill in any voided areas.