Some early rains are upon us.......we currently are at 2.6" for the year with 1.4" of the total in the month of June. These June rains are bringing some much needed moisture, cooler temps, and generally just helping to even out overall turf moisture and especially helping to hydrate some of our tough localized dry spot areas. Eventually these rains will be bringing us some turf fungus issues and possibly some cart restrictions on turf..... to everyone's delight. We always take whatever moisture we can get here in the desert, with the Pros always outweighing the Cons.
April.... Our favorite General stopping by to say HellOoooo
Early May heat.....and hot spots. All about the hand watering!
Our Thursday routine on the Driving Range...
May - Needle tine greens
We were able to vent greens before the heat and rain with some needle tine aerification. I've been
asked about the process and what we are trying to accomplish when we vent.....
The main objectives we are trying to accomplish with this process is:
. Improving stress tolerance and water movement are crucial to the survival of the greens in summer.
We finished up after the needle tine with a double roll of the greens and a mow. Minimal disturbance with virtually no interference with putting and ball roll. All signs of the vent are usually gone in a matter of days. We will hopefully be venting again start of July.
We had two main line breaks in June
Over the last month or so we have been noticing that somebody in our membership has been adding their own fertilizer(with Seed) to put into divots.....this needs to END . You are not helping by putting an excessive amount of fertilizer into a divot, in fact you are burning the divot and killing turf around it.
Also wanted to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Fourth of July! Celebrate the peace and commemorate the heroes!
" Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." —John Lubbock