The course is closed for aeration on Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6.
The rain continues. A wet spring seems to be the highlight of every conversation I have lately. The conditions this weekend might be a little bit more difficult than average, as we were not able to cut grass yesterday or today due to the amount of rain. Our team has been working hard today to make the golf course as tidy and as playable as possible.
We will be installing a base coat of asphalt on our maintenance road today. This is step two of a three-step process. The first step was to prepare the gravel base and address any areas that might be of concern. This was completed a couple of weeks ago. Next we install an asphalt base coat of two inches and leave it in place for the remainder of this season. This allows us to assess any other areas that may be slightly weaker and fix them before the final coat. The final coat will be applied in the spring of next year. It will be an additional 2 inches of topcoat asphalt. The road widened over the years, so we will be narrowing it to 14 feet. This is still wide enough for our equipment and dump trucks to access our maintenance yard. We will be grading and sodding the edges of the road to tie it in to the existing rough. (see photo below)
Today we will also be planting more annuals around the clubhouse. Our main focus will be planting the pots at the entrance and the patio island. The island will take some time to mature, as all annuals do, but once it completely fills in it will look fantastic. (see photo below)
Have a great weekend,
Golf Course Superintendent