Thursday, April 19, 2018

Forecast

 
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

The Science Behind Grow Lights


Germination!


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

Forecast

 
After 3.5" of Rain and 40 mph gusts of winds Sunday, today is a miserably cold morning.  The wind continues and we even have a dusting of snow. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Old Golf Ball


This was found on the golf course yesterday- I'm assuming this is the logo of a life insurance company.  This is part of the fun of working on an old golf course!

Rooting


With a couple days on the warmer side, it's nice to see some roots pushing down.  Our soil temperatures are in the 60 degree range beneath the greens.

Forecast

 
We have a warm couple days and then back to below freezing night temperatures.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hydroseeding

 
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!