Since Monday, the wind has continued to blow hard. We had a warm night- the evening/morning temperature was 51*F but this also happens to be today's high temperature. The day will get colder as we go along, dipping down into the 20's tonight. The forecast remains on the cool side for the next seven days with a good chance of rain all next week. I've delayed fertilizing the golf course until we are able to get so consistent weather.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
After about 2 weeks since we seeded, we have seed germination on the putting green at the practice facility. The cold weather we've been experiencing has been holding the grow back. This morning, the temperature was 27*F with 40 mph wind gusts, making it feel like single digits. Provided we can get into a weather pattern that promotes active growth, I hope to have this green ready for play by late June/ early July.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Each spring we rent a hydroseeder to touch up any areas on the golf course with seed. Hydroseed is a mixture of water, fertilizer and of course, seed. The solution adheres to banks and other areas and coats the seed with a recycled paper product that helps keep the seed moist, resulting in faster germination. This is one of the last official projects we do each spring so it is rewarding in the sense that we are wrapping things up and ready for the season. A morning temperature today of 29*F reminds us that winter isn't giving up just yet!