Friday, October 31, 2014

Hydraulic leak evidence/rye seeding

Here is the approach area where the hydraulic leak happened a week ago.  There is eveadence of burn but hopefully not as bad as the orginal leak may have indicated.  Seeding to the number fairway was reapplied to ensure uniform coverage through the winter and spring season

Here we are applying our routine second application of seed to the fairways.  This rate is reduced from the orginal seeding date.  The main purpose for this application is to fili in any gaps and enhance uniformity.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ol no!

Hydraulic leak!  Even though it is easy to see with this picture, hydraulic leaks can be hard to see first thing in the morning since the ground is still wet and it is some what dark outside.  This is the first fairway.  Wish it could had been caught sooner but it is the only fairway that it happens on. The operator notice it before going to the next hole.  

Soon after I seen it, I had William reseed the fairway again.  Since it happened before winter, the ryegrass should germinate and fill in without much problem.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Greens recovery and overseeding

After 21 days all greens are fully recovered and roll smooth.  Growth regulators have been applied and rolling will continue several times a week through the fall golfing season.  You should except very fast greens through out the remainder or the year.

The rye grass has come up well and mowing hieghts are set for the winter management.  The second application of fertilizer will be applied next week.  We will also go out with the follow up rye grass application in two weeks.  This is a lighter rate.  We do this to fix any skips or thin areas in the fairways.

Hole #10
Hole #18

Friday, October 3, 2014

Overseeding update

Today we are mowing the ryegrass for the first time.  It has been 10 days since we planted the seed.  We will manage the rye at a height of 5/8 of an inch.  This will allow the Bermuda grass some extra protection and give the rye some time to mature before the really cold weather arrives. Fertilizer will be a applied in small amounts every 10-14 days.  We will also do another light seeding in another couple of weeks.  This will allow us to fix any skips or thin areas.

Here is 18 fairway after being mowed the first time after seeding. Should make for good fall,winter spring playing conditions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Overseeding Fairways with Ryegrass

William is loading the spreader with rye grass.  The spreader holds 400 lbs. We are seeding fairways at a rate of 325 lbs/acre.

We should start to see germination after 4-5 days.  The first mowing will take place after approximately 10 days.  Final heights will be in place after 21 days