Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Green banks

Today we sprayed the rough (banks) around the greens on holes #1 and #17.  The chemical we sprayed is a herbicide that will eventually kill the bentgrass in the rough.  After a few days the bentgrass will turn white and will weaken.  We will spray this herbicide again in two weeks and four weeks from now.  The bentgrass will die after the third application.  Any thin areas that result from the bentgrass dying will be seeded into bluegrass.  This will provide for better lies and improved aesthetics around the greens.  If this process works, we will continue it on more greens next year.