The wet weather of the past few weeks has forced us to modify some of our aeration plans. We will be bringing in a company to assist us with fairway aeration next Thursday, November 7th. We will unfortunately need to keep the course closed that morning, as we work to process and clean up the aeration plugs on our 25 acres of fairways. The process and goals will remain the same, however; with their additional equipment, we will be able to finish all the remaining fairways in just over a day. We will still be pulling up soil and creating a natural composting system that will improve the chemical, physical, and biological conditions of our fairways. I will be updating the blog over the course of that day, as we work. Thank you in advance for your understanding for this inconvenience as we work to improve the golf course for years to come.
The grass range tee is now closed for the season. Last week’s frosts have begun to push our bermuda grass into dormancy, and it is critical that we minimize the traffic it receives from now until next spring.
Finally, we have scheduled our final greens aeration for November 18-20th, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This process will be similar to what we did in August. We will be removing a core and filling the holes with topdressing sand. Our current plan to to do several back nine greens Monday morning before the golfers get to the holes, then on Tuesday get as many greens done as possible before nightfall, and use Wednesday for wrapping things up.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.