This is not our grass job but it’s interesting to read about. I’m going to link to several articles that talk about the re-sodding of the Rose Bowl field for the National Championship game tonight in Pasadena, CA, between Florida State and Auburn.
Here’s a short article about why they replaced the sod.
Here’s a longer article that goes into more detail about the grass and the installation process.
And one more on the massive effort it took to put in a new field in such a short time.
The field for the actual Rose Bowl was installed in November after the last regular season game there. Then 2 hours after the Rose Bowl finished on January 1st, they started laying new sod over the old sod which raised the field about 2 inches. They then also raised the goal posts 2 inches to match. Apparently the reason they laid new sod over the old was just for time sake. They didn’t have time to remove the old and install the new and get it painted and ready for the game today so they just went right over it.
The field looks beautiful! They used Tifway 419 over seeded with Rye grass. Surprised me a little that they were using Tif 419 and not a new bermuda like Celebration. Anyway, I thought this was interesting and wanted to talk about it.
There are some nice pictures on West Coast Turf’s Facebook page if you care to see those. Maybe I shouldn’t link to another sod farm here but I think we have different customers so it should be okay! Although it does look like they’ve been in Houston before. According to this article they helped provide the grass for the NFL when Houston had the BIG game in 2004!
Just a couple more to get you in the Christmas spirit hopefully!
Oh and in case you’re interested how we made the Christmas lights look like stars, here’s a link to how to do that. Interesting stuff!
We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season and gets to spend time with their family! Maybe we’ll get a little snow this year and we can build a real snowman!
Happy Holidays everyone!!
This is the time of year that we really start to see a lot of the Brown Patch fungus in St. Augustine in Southeast Texas. It doesn’t normally kill your grass but it can make for an ugly yard! Brown Patch, also known as Rhizoctonia blight, starts as small circular brown areas in your yard Continue Reading »
Below is a video about the maintenance practices used by LSU Athletics on their Celebration Bermuda grass football field. This is a nice behind the scenes look at what goes into maintaining a college football field.
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