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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Greens Mowed & Plant Protectant Applied Today

We have mowed the greens for the last time this season. Once we apply the winter plant protectant we're unable mow the greens again. Further mowing would reduce the efficacy of the application and expose us to winter snow mold diseases.
Not to worry... The grass is not growing anymore and we can still roll on occasion. Rolling the greens will continue to provide a quality putting surface.
The greens are stimping at 10 1/2 feet today!
The last step in preparing the greens for winter will be a heavy coat of sand topdressing. Once the topdressing is applied the greens will be closed for the winter. At this point, the long range forecast looks promising so I don't have a closing date in mind. I will continue to monitor the weather and will keep you updated. In the mean time, hit the links! Conditions are great!

Marshall Mowing #4 Green

Alan Spraying #6 Green With Plant Protectant