Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Update

One common question I receive during this time of year is, "What do you do when it's cold and snowy?"


The frigid cold mornings are spent painting, staining and restoring our accessories......

Once temperatures rise, we venture on the course to conduct multiple tasks including tree removal as pictured above.  The recent snow cover and freezing temperatures provided extra cushion when dropping trees in playable areas (left side of #9 pictured above) to reduce damage to the turf.

If snow cover doesn't exist, tasks include:  Topdressing greens every chance we get, back-filling stump holes from tree removal, Re-grading/ adding gravel to service roads and cart path sections, Cleaning/Clearing brush and gullies, etc.

Selective tree removal on #13 has drastically improved the sight line for your tee shot while still providing a screen for those wayward tee shots from #12.  From an agronomic standpoint, the removal of the encroaching tee line will allow additional sun light and airflow to the tee surface to provide an healthier growing environment.

And that doesn't even scratch the surface of task and improvements that have been completed on the course over the past couple of months that await the return of the season and your next trip to the course.  Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for updates on a major tree removal project that gets started next week!

Till then, stay warm!

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