The place to get a behind-the-scenes look at grounds maintenance at Bailey Ranch Golf Club
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Now that the new greens are established and are beginning to root down into the new profile, the maintenance crew has begun a weekly topdressing program. This includes adding sand to the green in very light amounts to fill the space around each leaf blade with sand. Since the grass is being maintained much higher than normal, the green can soft, or "puffy". Incorporating sand into this space firms up the surface and prevents mowing injury during this crucial grow in process. During the next 4-6 weeks, we will continue to topdress weekly and slowly bring down the mowing height on the closed greens to make sure that they are as consistent as possible to the open greens.
We have been very encouraged by the progress made on the closed greens over the last month and are excited to get them back into playing condition as soon as possible. As always, we appreciate everyone's patience during this time.