Friday, January 22, 2016

Legacy Hills Greens Update

We top-dressed greens Thursday morning and we are aware of the tiny rocks that have contaminated our sand. We are continuing to remove as many of the rocks each day when we do setup in the mornings.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Legacy Hills 1/20/16

We reseeded all over-seeded tees today and in order for the seed to establish we will not mow them for 2 weeks. We will also be topdressing them to give the seed a better and faster chance to germinate. The Driving Range tee will get done Monday 1/25/16

The "Root" of the problem

The right side of the 15 green at White Wing has been habitually wet. We had drainage installed this summer and plugged balls are still occurring this time of year. Most recent investigation found the drain line toward the native to have been crushed and full of feeder roots from the surrounding area bushes and small trees near the native. The contractor this summer did not remove and replace the pipe in this area. Hopefully this will help with the water logged soil as it can now drain. If it persist we will add additional fingers to the herring bone drainage in place in that area to collect more water.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Poa annua - Our arch enemy this time of year

It is that time of year again. We are seeing the Poa annua plants on the greens and are trying to eradicate them. We have tried several chemicals, both pre and post emergent types in the past and we are continuing to look for new products and methods to prevent this plant from establishing itself. There has been a lot of research on the subject and the possibility for the plant to become chemical resistant. That is why sometimes you will see a plant that is healthy and green right next to a plant that is yellowing and hopefully getting smaller. Please be patient during this time of year and if you can, pull a plant or two while waiting on your group to putt out and close the void like a divot.

Here is one article of many on the subject  - Herbicide Resistance.