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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Landscape Bed Maintenance

Our landscape bed maintenance crew is beginning to tackle pruning and is doing a great job. Below is an example of a few pines recently pruned by the putting green.
BEFORE

AFTER

Friday, September 12, 2014

Aerification

It's that time of year again....

With the fall weather approaching quickly it's time to think about kids going back to school, picking apples, hay rides, and most importantly aerification and fall golf! Last winter brought extremes like I have never seen which impacted many courses in a negative way.  Due to the harsh winter, we did not aerify greens in the spring while we were re-establishing turf. Next week we will begin aerification of greens and we will finish the following week with fairways and tees.  With a little luck from mother nature with good weather, the course should heal quickly. Enjoy the cooler weather and have a great weekend.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bunker Performance

Today brought 1.5" of rain in 3 hours and it was a nice test for the new bunkers we just built and lined with Matrix Mix. While other parts of the golf course, including bunkers not yet renovated, were extremely wet and formed puddles or streams, the new bunkers stayed intact and did not hold any water. This new bunker construction method being used allows for improved playability following heavy rain as well as less maintenance needed to repair them before play. As can be seen, it also reduces risk of contamination from soil or silt running into the bunker from the edges.





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Native Area Maintenance

Mowing native fescue areas every fall is important to reduce weed populations, thin the fescue for better playability, and encourage next springs growth.  Yesterday we began mowing our native areas on the North course. Through the remainder of the week we hope to mow the rest of the native across the property.

Renovation Update - Monday, August 8th, 2014

The August renovation project is complete! Below are some before and after photos of the holes that we renovated. Enjoy!


1 North BEFORE

1 North AFTER

1 South BEFORE

1 South AFTER

7 South BEFORE

7 South AFTER


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Perfect Lawn

Helpful tip: If it's a weed-free lawn you're looking for, the next few weeks are the best time of year to treat for broadleaf weeds such as Dandelions. Although companies often treat for them in the spring when they're flowering, it's less likely they'll die. To ensure they don't return next year, now is the best time to apply your broadleaf herbicide.