Over the last two weeks the agronomy team has successfully aerated, topdressed, and fertilized all the bentgrass playing surfaces of the golf course. By doing an extra aeration this spring the health of the golf course will be excellent this season, and we should not have to do as many cultural practices, that can compromise conditions.
At the end of this week and going into next week the team is making our next rounds of season long weed control. A product that combines weed barriers, season long insect control, and fertilizer was applied to all the clubhouse lawns and to the steep bunker banks. A spray-able form of these chemicals will be applied to the fairways and approaches. Next week the fescue areas on the course will receive a final herbicide treatment. The hope is to have consistent stands of beautiful fine fescue all season long.
Finally, as the days are slowly getting longer and warmer the grass is really starting to grow. The agronomy team is very busy simply trying to keep everything mowed and maintained to the high standard of RiverCrest Golf Club. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I hope all of you and your families are safe and well.