We have had awesome fall weather which has allowed us to complete aerification to the fairways. We will begin to aerate the roughs next week and that should be done sometime in December. We have also started taking down the pines along the cart path of hole 12. We will add some maples back to give it some color in the fall. We really need rain. To date only 41" has fallen since January . Last year we had 100", and we average 80" a year. Lots of wildfires in the area.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
HGreens were aerated last week using a 3/8" tine on 2x2 hole spacing. They were also topdressed and fertilized. We have also completed 9 hole on fairways. Having dry weather does has it's benefits to aerification, but we sure do need rain. Lots of fires in the area.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
We closed the range today to aerify the greens and approaches. One of the practice tees was also finished. Tomorrow we will graden verticut the greens and inter seed some bent grass in the weaker areas. Next week we will start on the tees on the course, followed by a fairway or two. It's that time of year, cooler nights, shorter days , got to get it done before old man winter sets in.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
We spent most of Thursday and Friday seeding L-93 bent grass seed into the worst areas. We took the verticuter out first and disrupted the fairways giving the seed a place to sit. Topdressing sand was then applied to these areas. For the next 2 weeks, you will see us irrigating throughout the day to keep these areas wet. Please be careful and try not to drive your cart in the seeded areas.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
What a summer. Hot and dry and very little rainfall. Then it rained, all at once. 7" in one week with no sun to dry the course. What we were left with was a few areas on some fairways that lost some grass. So what are we going to do. First we are going to aerate it, then verticut it, seed it, fertilize it and topdress and give her a whole lotta love. Then hopefully in 2 weeks we will see some seedlings starting to pop. We will treat these spots as a grow in, so we will have to restrict cart traffic while we grow this in. With the cooler nights in the 50's, most of the stressed turf will recover. Please be careful in these areas as we try to improve the turf.
Occasionally we apply products that have to be watered in to the soil. Spraying first thing in the morning doesn't allow me to get the required amount of water needed to push this product into the soil. With golfers starting at 7:30, there would be a good chance of them getting wet, so it makes since to spray at night. We installed LED lights to the sprayer making it much easier to see. While I was spraying greens, I noticed a pair of bats mating.