Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Preparing for next season

I know we have not put the finishing touches on this golf season yet, but we are very close. Today several of the greens on the South course are very frozen and we are not letting anyone play on them. Hopefully it warms up enough for us to play later this week and for the maintenance crew to put staples in the ground when it is time.

In the photo above you can see Seth Triplett applying fertilizer and Barricade to the roughs. The fertilizer is put on this time of year as a dormant application to the roughs. What this means is that there is no nutrients taken up by the plant. It is there to be used in the spring to jump start the turf. The Barricade that is sprayed on the fertilizer is also there to be released in the spring and provide a layer of protection for crabgrass and goosegrass. We also have some pressure very early in the spring from a weed called knotweed. Having the pre-emergent there now stops that early germinating weed from growing.