Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Winter injury update

The injuries the greens sustained due to ice cover this past winter are healing and coming along, here are some pictures that show the progress:

March 18

April 3

April 22
We've sodded the large dead patch on 7 green and plugged out some thin areas on 5, 9, 12, 16, and 18.  All the of the thin areas on the greens are receiving 'special' treatment - increased fertility, less mowing, no rolling and increased mowing heights.  If you can be patient with us for a few more weeks, they will look dramatically different.
The injuries we sustained were due to ice cover for an extended period of time, suffocating the turf.  In 2014 we had the opportunity to remove the snow, melt the ice and prevent damage, we never saw a warm up in February to accomplish that this year.  Assuming we have winters like this again, we will do all we can to prevent this from reoccurring.