We have been preparing our greens for winter.
1) Deep-tine or drill and fill aerification
2) Aerify again with 3/4 inch solid tines
3) Spray plant protectants to prevent snow mold diseases
4) Topdress heavily to provide "protective blanket" and fill aerifying holes
We do our best to extend the playing season as long as possible. Weather is the limiting factor. Frosty mornings and frozen ground or frozen sand limits our ability to perform these labor intensive tasks. Wet ground also makes it impossible to run the heavy equipment over green surfaces.
|Team performing Drill & Fill on #11 green|
|The staff spread 40,000 pounds of sand yesterday!|
Below: Staff drill & fill #12 green
Below: Topdressing Greens