What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, we had recorded over 50-inches of rain from October 1st through the middle of April. So far this season we are currently at 25-inches. The relatively dry winter combined with a December and January that had most mornings in the low 30’s prevented many of our native grass areas to germinate and begin their regrowth. Last season these areas began germinating in January and were well established by the end of March. This season it seems as they are about 2-months behind schedule as some of the specific species have only just begun their regrowth. With the late season April rains and warm weather, most areas have quickly rejuvenated and are well on their way to filling in. It is expected that most of the native areas will look like a full meadow from a distance, yet be spotty to create better a chance for a player to find their ball. The individual bunch-type grasses compose the blend that initiates growth during the rainy-season, then goes dormant as the soils dry out in mid-summer.