June Greens Report
The following practices have & will occur over the next month.
· Slice greens to help dry/allow air movement
· Aerate the greens with most winter damage. The aeration holes provide a home for new seed and fertilizer. This process also reduces compaction in the greens.
· Verticut all remaining greens. Verticutting is done mainly to thin out putting surfaces that have become slow due to too many blades of grass on the surface. In this instance it was done to provide a place for the over-seed to nest prior to germination. Germination of new seed does not occur until the ground temperature reached 17 degrees.
· All greens were over-seeded
· Starter fertilizer was applied to all greens
· Water greens and tees only when needed. Watering this time of year is not ideal as we are trying to get the soil temperature to increase above 17 degrees and the water from the pond is not helping us to achieve this because the water temperature is so cold.
· May 23: soil temp only 10 degrees “cold spring”
· Construct a new bridge on hole #9.
· Fertilize as required
· Spray fungicide
· Annual weed control
· Verticut greens
· Repair wash outs from winter
· Stain and guardrail #9 bridge
· Rebuild a walking bridge on hole #1
· Topsoil and seed required on hole #15
· Consider finishing the new tee on hole #4
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above practices please contact Greg Neate via email. email@example.com
The driving range will open tomorrow, Thursday May 8th. Weekday hours will be 10am to 8pm and weekend hours will be 10am to 5pm. Should we get large amounts of rain will have have to temporarily close the range until such time that balls do not plug into the ground. The golf course will tentatively open Friday May 16th... Check back for regular updates.
We look forward to getting this season underway! See everyone soon!