Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Course Update

Its been over a month since I last updated the blog.  Time flies when you're busy.  Despite the cooler than normal temperatures as well as rainy (3.75" this month) and cloudy weather, the staff has been very busy working to get the course into summer condition.

Aside from typical mowing and daily maintenance we have been planting trees and shrubs around the perimeter of the course as well as improving gardens around the club house and golf shop.  Spring is a great time for planting and we want to install as much plant material as we can now, before the heat of the summer.  This week installation of annuals is taking place.  When the threat of a killing frost is over then we can install annual flowers we also want to make sure the flowers all get planted before Memorial weekend.  We work with an outside contractor who grows and installs the flowers for us which allows us the time to focus our efforts on maintaining the golf course.

Monday the decision was made to sod the dead spot on 1 green.  After a good attempt at aiding recovery by over-seeding and covering the affected area, we decided the best alternative would be to sod.  Sod was removed from our main practice green and then sod from our nursery was used to replace the sod on the practice green.  The sod from the practice green is a good match to the existing grass species on the 1st green and in time will blend quite nicely. 

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