Friday, June 1, 2012
Anyone playing Legacy Hills today may notice some trees that have been tagged with construction ribbon. These trees have been marked so that the tree company can identify what we have had bid for trimming. This will just be trim work NOT removal.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
**Golf Course Maintenance Update**
Greens aerification will take place at Legacy Hills on Monday June 4th. This will be the same method we have used in previous weeks at both White Wing and Cowan Creek.
Aerification “Why do we do it?”
It may seem that every time we get the greens “perfect” we go out and punch thousands of holes in them again. Unfortunately aerification is a necessary evil when it comes to the care of any golf green. The condition of the greens has a lot to do with what goes on beneath the surface of the grass. Roots need oxygen; they usually get this from tiny pockets of air trapped between sand and soil particles. Over time, foot traffic and mowing equipment compact the soil thus eliminating these pockets and depriving the roots of oxygen. This is where aerification comes in; by removing cores it promotes deeper rooting and more air space which in turn helps the plant stay healthy. Normally through out the growing season we will do anywhere from 4 to 6 aerifications with varying size tines ranging from ¼” to ¾” in diameter and at different depths depending where the organic matter and compaction zones are. The end result after healing is a much healthier plant with a better growing environment.