Knowing Your Grass
In continuation of our series on various grasses in sports, let's examine different grasses used in golf.
Bentgrass is thick and can withstand large traffic. However, it can't tolerate consistent heat and requires a small quantity of water to stay green. This means you do not need to use an extra amount of water to keep them green.
Less durable and used in golf courses on the West Coast of The U.S., Poa Annua is an invasive species with shallow roots. This is the reason why it's less durable and must be hand-watered.
Common turf grass, perennial, and bunching, the grass has good density, texture, and color. It's spread with rhizomes and has slender leaves, and perfect for low light conditions.
Paspalum Carpet Grass
Widespread across Africa, Australia, America, and Asia, and this plant is known as Bahia grasses, paspalum, Dallis grasses, and crown grasses. They are a more versatile species in the warm season and are used in many golf courses.
A warm-season ground-cover and best adapted in coastal regions, it grows in partial shade and cannot tolerate heavy traffic. Though Dichondra grass gets better when there is full sun.
It's a slow-growing grass with coarse-leaved turf grass and apple-green color. This is low-maintenance grass and can tolerate moderate shades.
Excellent for handling high wear and tear, Couch grass is versatile and can tolerate hard play. Mainly, you will find it on golf courses and it has variety.
Grass has substantial influence in every sport.
Lawns are artificial or real. Based on various requirements, grass is installed that must be taken care of accordingly.
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