Based on the forecast low temperature of 27 degrees for tomorrow morning, I think it is safe to say goodbye to the 2014 growing season. The low temperature, calm winds, and dew point should coincide with a heavy frost which will force the Bermuda to shut down pretty quickly. This time of year is a big transition period for us as we park our mowing equipment until spring, cut back on our set up schedules and say goodbye to our seasonal staff.
I find myself looking back, at the season as a whole, and am very proud of our staff, and the work they've accomplished. I feel like we were able to provide a great product throughout the year and had a strong finish. I can't wait to tackle some projects this winter and get geared up for another great year in 2015!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
|Checking the grade of trench|
Now that the drainage is in place, the cart path edge will stay dry and we shouldn't have any problems with potholes any more. Since we have fresh sod down, I would like to remind everyone to please use caution while walking to and from the cart path, as the sod has not rooting into the ground and it could be unstable. The area has been roped off to keep carts on the path and we ask that golfers slow down as they drive through this area. With your help, we can keep the area as nice as possible.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.
|Drainage installed, trench being backfilled|
|New sod laid over trench|
|Potholes along path before project|
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|Joe leveling valve boxes and sprinkler heads at #13 green|
|Joe's finished product on #2 green|
|Crisp edge around sprinkler heads|
This process, although very important, does take quite a long time to complete. The tractor can only travel about a half-mile per hour. We hope to have all the greens done by Thursday afternoon. During the next two days, we realize we will be out amongst golfers. Our staff will do their best to remain courteous while staying productive. We appreciate your patience as you make your way through the course over the next few days.
As always, if you have any questions about the process, or the benefits, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.