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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Drainage Work Continues With Basin Installation!

The drainage work continues today with the installation of basins outside the green cavity. Frozen ground did not slow down the process. I expect all outside basins and connections for the green to be completed by weeks end.
One of the additional benefits of this installation is the cutting of the tree roots by the excavator. This will further enhance the health of the practice green turfgrass. Tree roots constantly compete with turf roots for moisture and nutrients.

Basin installation and piping designed to catch surface water before it reaches green.

The workers take good care to make sure they do as little damage to the wet area as possible. The excavator rides on movable plates and all fill is dumped into trailer.

Note the extensive roots which were cut. They were growing well into the putting surface.