Thursday, December 3, 2015
With winter on the horizon I guess, I wanted to talk about mowing heights in relation to winterkill and plant health .The 2014,15 winters was the worst we have seen in a while and we had some winterkill as everyone saw. The biggest factor the temperatures, we cannot control so we have to deal with what we can control like mowing heights. Bermuda grass can tolerate low mowing heights but the more plant up top means more roots and rhizomes on the bottom which is true with any plant. My point is we raise mowing heights through the growing season to get the plant as healthy as we can going into winter .This enables the plant to store more energy in its roots and stuff to combat low temperatures drought ,traffic , snow and ice. Just a little information on that factor and hopefully this winter won't be as bad as the last few.
Monday, January 12, 2015
The golf course is in pretty good shape. I do have some concerns about some traffic issues on a couple of holes. Please obey all cart signs and ropes you will be seeing more in the future.We will be edging paths over the next few months,cleaning out some trees around the course and trying to kill that god awful poa in the fairways.Next greens aerification mid march with a little extra on 15 we have struggled with that green since Irene and we will be doing some different stuff to that in the spring.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In the upcoming weeks we will be doing light topdressings to improve the thatch layer and to improve ball role. The cold weather has postponed any heavy topdressing because they are not growing much.We will be fertilizing again soon as well.The next aerification will be in early june.