Thursday, August 4, 2011

ahhh, what a relief it is!

It looks like the heat and wet weather is behind us, for now.  The long range forecast looks promising with highs in the lower 80's and lows in the 60's.  Great turf recovery weather and we need it.  The turf goes “south” much faster then it recovers, so we have to temper our expectations but we are headed in the right direction.  Monday we will be needle tine aerifing greens to help oxygenate the soils and incorporating some bent seed in the thin areas.  We will also begin our annual drainage work (it is easy to see where we need more) next week.  If the weather remains favorable, greens will firm and speeds increase, let's hope the weatherman are right this time.
Low areas in fairways show the signs of being wet and hot. .

The rough thinned because of all the diseases that were active, but it will bgin to recover.